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.
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
cells, tissue engineering, repair and regeneration and the development
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.