A stem cell is a cell capable of becoming another cell type in the body, such as a skin, muscle or nerve cell. Because of their ability to become different types of cells, they offer us the greatest potential to treat degenerative conditions and illness.
Stem cells have the potential to treat conditions such as spinal cord injury, heart attacks, strokes, sports injuries, blindness, cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, bone and cartilage damage. Find out more about the latest research projects we support.
A study investigating whether damage to the heart muscle caused by heart attack, can be prevented by using stem cells from the patients own bone marrow.
"Here at The Skinny Food Co, we are proud to be a corporate sponsor for UKSCF because we feel passionate about supporting the funding of critical research that has and will continue to change the lives of so many people. Our business was founded for being accessible to all leases of life, especially as our founders have a background of diabetes, and so now we want to put our values and goals into further practice."