Shinya Yamanaka of Japan and John Gurdon of Britain have won the Nobel Prize for medicine for work in cell programming, a frontier that has raised dreams of replacement tissue for people crippled by disease. At a press conference in London, Gurdon, 79, spoke about his long career.
AFP (Oct. 7, 2013) A trio of American scientists, one of them German-born, win the Nobel Prize for Medicine for pioneering work on the body's cell transport system, unlocking insights into diabetes, immune disorders ... watch video
MultiVu (Aug. 21, 2012) Sutter Neuroscience Institute, a recognized Center of Excellence, and CBR (Cord Blood Registry), the world's largest stem cell bank, are launching the first FDA- approved clinical trial to assess the ... watch video
Reuters (Apr. 9, 2013) Doctors at Emory University in the US are testing a new stem cell therapy for people with severe arthritis. They hope that by harvesting stem cells from a patient, the potent cells will regenerate ... watch video
Newsy (May 15, 2014) The mice were given human stem cells to test stem cell rejection. But instead of rejecting the human cells, the mice began to show positive reactions.
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AP (Oct. 6, 2014) U.S.-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegian husband and wife Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser have won the Nobel Prize in medicine for discoveries of brain cells that people use to navigate ... watch video
AFP (Oct. 7, 2014) British-American researcher John O'Keefe on Monday won the Nobel Medicine Prize with a Norwegian couple, May-Britt and Edvard Moser, for discovering an "inner GPS" that helps the brain navigate. ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 4, 2014) Researchers at the Mayo Clinic are preparing to test their theory that stem cells grow faster in microgravity. With a grant from an organization that promotes research aboard the International Space ... watch video
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Dec. 17, 2013 A novel technique could resolve a snag in stem cell research for application in regenerative medicine—a strategy for reprograming cells in vivo to act like stem cells that forgoes the risk of ... read more
Dec. 15, 2013 A group of researchers has discovered a faster and more efficient mechanism for reprogramming induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS). The discovery decreases the time needed for cell reprogramming from ... read more
Oct. 29, 2012 The idea of taking a mature cell and removing its identity (nuclear reprogramming) so that it can then become any kind of cell, holds great promise for repairing damaged tissue or replacing bone ... read more
Oct. 8, 2012 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012 has been awarded jointly to John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent. The two ... read more