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  1. Fresh insights into early development of reproductive cells

    Oct 4

    CRM scientists have identified a new role for the gene regulator Otx2 at a very early stage in development of primordial germ cells (PGCs), the cells that lead to all germ cells.

  2. Meet the Authors: Interview on The Node

    Sep 21
  3. Stem cell liver implants show promise

    Aug 28

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

  4. Liver failure could be eased by anti-cancer drug

    Aug 15

    People suffering sudden liver failure could one day benefit from a treatment that may reduce the need for transplants.

  5. Powerful new technique reveals catalogue of genetic enhancers active in human embryonic stem cells

    Aug 2

    CRM scientists have identified the active genetic elements (enhancers) which control gene expression in human embryonic stem cells. 

  6. Brain study paves way for dementia therapy

    Jul 5

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

  7. CRM at 10: Celebrating 10 years of the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine

    Jun 29

    The MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine marked its 10th anniversary with a reception for staff and students (past and present), supporters and community partners as part of the MRC Festival of Medical Research 2018. 

  8. CRM Early Career Innovator 2018

    May 11

    CRM recently showcased the innovative talent of its early career researchers. 

  9. £4M bid to find therapies that prompt tissues to repair

    May 10

    Stem cell scientists, tissue engineers and clinician scientists at CRM and elsewhere are to join forces to investigate methods of promoting tissue repair in the liver, lungs and joints.

  10. Failure in male sex cell development caused by a hijacking of genetic blueprint

    May 4

    CRM scientists have identified a fundamental molecular mechanism behind the failure in maintenance of male sex cells in two strains of genetically modified mice. The paper was published in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology.

  11. Professor Sir Ian Wilmut lends support to Parkinson's Initiative

    Apr 11

    Professor Sir Ian Wilmut – who led the team that created Dolly the sheep and was founding Director of the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine – has backed an initiative to tackle Parkinson’s disease, after being diagnosed with the condition.

  12. Potential new target for treatment of Liver Disease

    Mar 9

    CRM researchers have discovered a potential new target for the treatment of a type of liver disease that affects the bile ducts. 

  13. Immune system could be key in fight against cancer

    Feb 6

    Ageing immune systems could have a major impact on cancer risk. CRM Group Leader Clare Blackburn and colleagues at the University of Dundee have found that the immune system may play a larger role in cancer development than originally thought.

  14. 'Immortal gene' Nanog plays key role in early sex cell development

    Jan 11

    A gene which gives stem cells the ability to produce any other cell has been found to play a vital role in the development of early sex cells.

  15. Discovery speeds cell reprogramming

    Nov 27

    CRM scientists have made a key discovery that could enhance the efficiency and the speed of the conversion of cells from one type to another in the lab – so called cell reprogramming.

  16. New understanding of egg development in mammals

    Nov 21

    Two new studies published in Nature and Molecular Cell have identified roles for RNA modification in the control of egg cell development in mammals.  

  17. CRM student Sophie Quick wins prize in MRC Max Perutz Science Writing Competition

    Oct 27

    Congratulations to CRM PhD student Sophie Quick for winning one of three runner up prizes in this year’s MRC Max Perutz Science Writing competition.

  18. Building for the future of Regenerative Medicine in Edinburgh

    Oct 23

    The CRM is marking the beginning of construction of the Centre of Tissue Repair. Together with the Centre of Regenerative Medicine, they will form the Institute for Regeneration and Repair.

  19. Cell-based therapies could be boosted by new antioxidant

    Sep 20

    Cell therapies being developed to treat a range of conditions could be improved by a chemical compound that aids their survival, new CRM research suggests.

  20. Blindness study shows how gene causes middle-age sight loss

    Sep 5

    Chemical changes in the eye that can lead to blindness have been identified by a team led by former CRM researcher Dr Roly Megaw.