Within the STELLAR project we are investigating the use of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MSC) for the treatment of Kidney Disease. These MSC can be collected from the bone marrow or from adipose tissue but possibly also from the kidney. The mean research question in STELLAR is wether MSC from the kidney are better equipped to contribute to kidney regeneration than MSC derived from other sides of the body.
A number of research groups within the European Union work on MSC, investigating the potential use of these cells to treat a variety of diseases. To learn from each others expertise, exchange ideas and to further research on MSC across Europe these research groups met a while ago. Interested in the results of that meeting? See the report of the EU-MSC2 meeting below.