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.
Skills Alliance told us: "The reason we exist and decided to partner with UKSCF is to support innovative health care, and help saving and improving patient’s lives. We are a life science recruitment agency counting many of the leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, biopharma and CROs as our partners. We are proud to be contributing to the discovery, development and distribution of safe and effective therapeutics across the globe".