Blog Posts

New paper: reviewing the efficacy of stem cell secretome therapies for spinal cord repair

I’m delighted to say our paper “The Therapeutic Potential of the Stem Cell Secretome for Spinal Cord Repair: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” was published recently in OBM Neurobiology. If you’re interested in reading the full paper, you can access it here. […]

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New paper: using stem cells as mini factories for stroke repair

It’s (finally) here! The big paper from my PhD titled “Systemic conditioned medium treatment from interleukin-1 primed mesenchymal stem cells promotes recovery after stroke” was just published last week in Stem Cell Research & Therapy. Thanks to my fantastic co-workers who made it possible! It’s open access meaning anyone can read it here without an annoying paywall. To me it represents several years of […]

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PhD Examination Process Explained

Oh geez, I haven’t updated my blog since June. The reason is that I’ve been really busy finishing my PhD. It’s a rather drawn-out process which confused many of my friends and family. After I handed in at the end of September […]

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Caturday Science: Catnip

This is my cat, Marzipan, responding to some catnip I rubbed on the floor. She usually responds by rolling around but other behaviours often seen include licking, sniffing, biting, drooling and kicking. The effects typically last for 5-15 minutes and after it […]

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I love scouting and it makes me a better scientist

In a break from convention, here’s a more personal post about why I think volunteering has had a positive impact on my PhD life. In my spare time, I’m an assistant cub scout at 23rd Manchester Scout Group and have been since […]

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Genetics…with cats!

I recently teamed two of my favourite things together, science and cats, and made two videos. The first explains some basic genetics using cat coat length as an example: In the second, I explain some of the genetics of cat coat colour […]

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