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  • Reprogrammed Cells Earn Nobel Honor

    10/08/2012 7:27:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 8 October 2012 | Gretchen Vogel
    The discovery that cellular development is not a one-way street has earned this year's Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. John B. Gurdon, a developmental biologist at the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and Shinya Yamanaka, a stem cell researcher at Kyoto University in Japan and the Gladstone Institute at the University of California, San Francisco, have won the prize for their discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to resemble the versatile cells of a very early embryo. These so-called pluripotent cells have the ability to become any of...
  • BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR: Reprogramming Cells

    12/24/2008 9:09:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 1,789+ views
    Science ^ | 19 December 2008 | Gretchen Vogel
    By inserting genes that turn back a cell's developmental clock, researchers are gaining insights into disease and the biology of how a cell decides its fate This year, scientists achieved a long-sought feat of cellular alchemy. They took skin cells from patients suffering from a variety of diseases and reprogrammed them into stem cells. The transformed cells grow and divide in the laboratory, giving researchers new tools to study the cellular processes that underlie the patients' diseases. The achievement could also be an important step on a long path to treating diseases with a patient's own cells. CREDIT: C. BICKEL/SCIENCE...