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Can we ever mend a broken heart?

Imagine a world where a broken heart could be mended — not by Cupid's arrow — but with a drug with no side effects or by an injection of new heart cells to replace the cells that have been lost or damaged. These treatments might be years or decades away but that's what a team of scientists at The University of Nottingham is working towards.

Prof Denning's research on recreating heart cells in the lab reported by The Guardian

Professor Chris Denning has been featured by The Guardian for his research that creates heart cells in the laboratory from stem cells so that they can be used for testing drugs on.

Rising to the latest technology challenges in animal research

Researchers in the Division of Cancer and Stem Cells are among 17 research and development teams across Europe to be awarded £100,000 each to help solve five of the pharmaceutical industry's biggest drug discovery and development challenges – where the replacement, reduction and refinement of animals in research (the 3Rs) is a central goal.

Stem cell genetic 'switch' offers Alzheimer's hope

Dr Virginie Sottile is heading up the Alzheimer's Society-funded study to 'flick a genetic switch' to turn bone marrow stem cells into brain cells.
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