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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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Liver regeneration from ductal cells (white)

New “backup” liver repair mechanism

Bile duct cells can be reprogrammed to repair severe liver injury according to a new CRM study published in Nature.

Male Human Embryonic Stem Cell Model

Cigarette chemicals damage foetal liver cells

Chemicals found in cigarette smoke have been shown to damage foetal liver cells. The potent cocktail of chemicals in cigarettes is particularly harmful to developing liver cells and affects male and female foetuses differently.

Highly proliferative neural stem cells

Factors drive brain cancer growth

Dr Steve Pollard and colleagues have pinpointed two key molecules that drive the growth of an aggressive type of adult brain cancer.

Prof Charles ffrench-Constant

New Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Former CRM Director and Principal Investigator, Professor Charles ffrench-Constant has been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.