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.
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Thanks to Sytner Tamworth BMW
We'd like to thank Sytner Tamworth BMW for donating the proceeds of their recent Family Fun Day Raffle to UKSCF. They sent us lots of pictures of the event, and it looks like a good time was had by all.