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The MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM) is a research institute based at the University of Edinburgh. Scientists and clinicians study stem cells, disease and tissue repair to advance human health.

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Spheres of stem cell-derived liver cells (orange) placed on the scaffold. Credit: H Rashidi 2018.

Stem cell liver implants show promise

New research suggests liver tissue grown from stem cells could one day replace the need for liver transplants.

Hepatocytes responding to injury (in green) by developing senescence

Liver failure could be eased by anti-cancer drug

Studies in mice have found a class of drugs under development as a cancer treatment can help prompt the liver to regenerate after injury.

Oligodendrocytes

Brain study paves way for dementia therapy

CRM scientists have uncovered a potential approach to treat one of the commonest causes of dementia and stroke in older people.

John McKendrick

CRM Early Career Innovator 2018

PhD student John McKendrick held off strong competition to win £5,000 research funding to support his innovative idea.