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Thymistem celebrates Day of Immunology 2016

The thymus is a little known organ, something that Maria Antica, Thymistem scientist, knew well when chatting with her friends and family in Croatia. A desire to change this led to her translating ‘My amazing Immune System’ into her native language. Last Friday on The Day of Immunology her hard work culminated in the book’s launch. We hear from Maria why she felt the translation was important for her country and the unfolding events of the two day celebration.

Unlocking Nature’s Secrets for Building the Human Brain

Many people consider the human brain to be the most complex biological structure in the world. So that raises the question, is building the brain the most complex process in the world? It may well be, but researchers are making progress mimicking the earliest steps of building the brain in a lab dish.

For the first time in Germany: UniStem Day

Stefanie Mahler, head of communications at the German Stem Cell Network, reflects on their experience of getting involved with the Europe-wide stem cell outreach initiative, UniStem Day, for the first time.

Primary School Children take on Stem Cell Research

Last month during science week, a group of primary school children visited The Centre for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at Kings College London. The ten children, aged between six and eleven years old and from Burdett-Coutts Primary School in Westminster, were invited to the centre to become scientists for the day and learn about stem cell research.   

Cellular conversations

Cellular conversations

We know that cells are the building blocks of our bodies. But they are not like inert wooden blocks. They are complicated tiny machines that communicate with each other to make sure that the many simultaneously occurring processes in our bodies are in order.