Watch: The importance of stem cell research

6 October 2010

UCL’s Dr Adam Giangreco explains why he views stem cell research as holding the most promise for medical breakthroughs over the coming decades, in this short film to mark International Stem Cell Awareness Day.

Dr Giangreco is a recent recipient of a major European Research Council grant and is based in the UCL Centre for Respiratory Research. Here he describes how he is exploring new treatments for lung damage and why funding stem cell research is so vital.

UCL context

Detail of a damaged lung

The UCL Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine brings together 169 research groups from several faculties, hospitals and institutes across UCL with a common interest in all aspects of stem cells, tissue engineering, repair and regeneration and the development of their therapeutic and biotechnological potential

Moorfields Eye Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, UCLH, the Royal Free and UCL together form UCL Partners, Europe’s largest academic health science partnership.

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Image: Detail of a damaged lung