Diseases we study

Our research aims to develop new treatments for major diseases.

Research by scientists is focussed on the following areas:

  • Understanding the disease and how it causes damage to the body.
  • Developing treatments to repair the damage caused by the disease.
  • Developing therapies to combat the severe side-effects of existing treatments.

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Where to look for more information about stem cells, regenerative medicine and clinical trials.

Find out about clinical trials currently being carried out at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine.

Our research seeks to understand why brain tumour stem cells make the decision to make more copies of themselves and what can be done to control this.

Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in Scotland. It includes all the diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

Our research aims to find a way to repair damage to the salivary gland, a common side-effect of radiotherapy.

Find out more about our research to develop new treatments for leukaemia.

The field of liver disease is wide and varied. It encompasses acute liver failure, fibrosis, cirrhosis and liver cancers such as cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer).

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease of the brain and the spinal cord. It affects the insulating layers that wrap the nerve cells (the myelin sheath), and, as a consequence, disrupts nerve signals within the brain.

We are undertaking research to find out what causes nerve cells to die in Parkinson's disease, with the aim of developing a new cell-based therapy.

Our research is focussed on small vessel disease (SVD), one of the common most causes of dementia.

A glossary of terms related to stem cell research and regenerative medicine.