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  1. Mind Yer Brain: breaking down communication barriers

    Dec 11

    Neuroscience researchers from the University of Edinburgh have teamed up with a creative team led by Shift.ms to spark interest and address misconceptions in brain research.

  2. New report on stem cell research reveals the field is growing twice as fast as the world average.

    Dec 6

    A new report 'Stem Cell Research: Trends and Perspectives on the Evolving International Landscape' presents a comprehensive analysis of the growth and development of the stem cell field, with particular focus on embryonic stem (ES) cell and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell research outputs.

  3. Why stem cells need to stick with their friends

    Nov 7

    Scientists at the University of Edinburgh and University of Copenhagen have identified a core set of functionally relevant factors which regulates embryonic stem cells’ ability for self-renewal. A key aspect is the protein Oct4 and how it makes stem cells stick together. The identification of these factors will be an important tool in devising better and safer ways of making specialised cells for future regenerative cell therapies for treatment of diseases like diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.

  4. CRM student highlights 2013

    Oct 14

    The MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM) currently has a vibrant PhD community of more than 60 students. As part of their training program, students are encouraged to get involved in activities that suit their personal interests and help build their CV.

  5. Anne Rowling Clinic opens with Royal seal of approval

    Oct 8

    Patients with multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases are to benefit from a research clinic that was officially opened by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal today.

  6. £10M capital funding to build a new ‘stem cell niche’ facility

    Sep 10

    The Medical Research Council (MRC) and the University of Edinburgh announced yesterday that the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM) will receive £10M to build an extension to the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine (SCRM) building.

  7. Licences granted for manufacture of human cell therapy products

    Aug 13

    Roslin Cells Ltd, the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) and the University of Edinburgh announced today that the GMP Cellular Therapy Manufacturing facility within the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine (SCRM) has recently been licensed by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for the manufacture of human cell therapy products.

  8. CRM Scientists engage with Scottish communities at Music Festivals

    Jul 23

    CRM researchers have teamed up with researchers from other Universities in Scotland to showcase Scottish Stem Cell Science at T in the park and Tiree Music Festival.

  9. MS research points towards treatments to repair damaged nerves

    Jul 21

    Multiple sclerosis treatments that repair damage to the brain could be developed thanks to new research.

  10. Transatlantic partnership to tackle neurodegenerative disease

    Jul 18

    Research into multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease is to be boosted with an international collaboration to further understanding of these illnesses.

  11. SCRM building wins New Laboratory Building of the Year award

    Jun 19

    The Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine (SCRM) building has been named as best new laboratory building in the S-Lab Awards, which recognise laboratories for sustainability, safety and success.

  12. Stem cells reach standard for use in drug development

    Jun 11

    Drug development for a range of conditions could be improved with stem cell technology that helps doctors predict the safety and the effectiveness of potential treatments.

  13. Stem cell study could aid quest to combat range of diseases

    Jun 2

    Scientists have taken a vital step forward in understanding how cells from skin tissue can be reprogrammed to become stem cells.

  14. CRM scientists connect with Scottish communities

    May 22

    The MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM) has embarked on an ambitious public engagement project to travel to remote areas of Scotland with the aim to give local communities the opportunity to interact face-to-face with scientists working in the regenerative medicine field

  15. Study reveals key insights of thymus development in humans

    Apr 10

    The thymus, a specialised organ of the immune system located in front of the heart, is responsible for making the majority of the body’s so-called ‘T-cells’.

  16. Science film earns festival plaudit

    Apr 7

    CRM scientist Prof Clare Blackburn and filmmaker Dr Amy Hardie  from the Scottish Documentary Institute at the Edinburgh College of Art have been awarded the Tam Dalyell Prize for Excellence in Engaging the Public.

  17. CRM to lead on new £4.5M collaborative research network

    Apr 5

    Stuart Forbes, Professor of Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh’s MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM), successfully secured £4.5M to study how stem cells are controlled in the body.

  18. CRM welcomes new research group working on blood cancers

    Feb 7

    Kamil R Kranc, Professor of Molecular Haematology, and his PhD students and Post Docs have joined the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM) today.