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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 work, lots of long days, several weekends in the lab and an epic battle…

New Video

Hi! Just a quick post to say my next regenerative medicine video is up. I’m thoroughly enjoying making these and I think I’m improving all the time. I now know what more of the buttons on our DSLR do at the very least. Thanks to my other half, Johan, who very kindly made me a…

Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s a couple of questions I’m often asked when I tell people I’m a regenerative medicine PhD student. What is regenerative medicine? Regenerative medicine is a really exciting and fast moving field of research that aims to develop therapies to repair or replace tissues and organs damaged by disease or injury. There are a number…

Hello!

Thank for you for visiting my new blog. I’m Catriona Cunningham, a third year PhD student at the University of Manchester on the EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) Regenerative Medicine Programme. I previously studied Medicine with an intercalated BSc (Hons) in Neuroscience with Psychology at the University of Aberdeen. If you want…