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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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Proxison (green) is readily taken up into cells and a fraction of the compound is located in the mitochondria (red)

Antioxidant could boost cell therapy

Cell therapies being developed to treat a range of conditions could be improved by a chemical compound that aids their survival

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.