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Annual report and accounts 2002-2003

Annual report and accounts 2002-2003

Annual report and accounts 2002-2003 (PDF 1.28MB)

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Major scientific achievements in 2003 include research supported by BBSRC that is helping deliver on the promise of stem cell science. Research at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London is helping explain, at a molecular level, why some stem cells are better than others at repairing brain damage.

This is important not only for understanding how stem cells develop and how they are able to produce precisely the required cell types for different repair jobs, but because it suggests a basis for the eventual screening of hundreds of apparently similar lines of cells to find the most effective ones for use in treating conditions such as Parkinson’s disease or spinal cord damage.