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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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