UCL Division of Medicine


Regenerative medicine research into incontinence awarded €9.5m

9 November 2020

A UCL-led research project, which will use revolutionary cell therapy to try and establish a cure for faecal incontinence, has been awarded €9.5m in EU funding.

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Faecal incontinence, sometimes known as bowel incontinence, is a debilitating condition which affects an estimated 67 million people in Europe.  It is often caused by damage to the muscles around the anus and commonly occurs in women after childbirth.   Read more