Navigation Links
Gladstone's Shinya Yamanaka wins Lasker Award
Date:9/14/2009

Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (GICD) and Kyoto University, has won the 2009 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for his discovery of a method of reprogramming adult skin cells to become embryonic-like stem cells. Yamanaka, who is the L.K.Whittier Investigator in Stem Cell Biology at Gladstone, and professor of anatomy at UCSF, is one of the youngest recipients of the award, which is seen as a precursor to the Nobel Prize.

Yamanaka's discovery was made just three years ago and has created significant momentum in the field of stem cell research. He shares the Lasker Award with John Gurdon of Cambridge University who in the 1950s established the genetic principles of cells that ignited the field of "nuclear reprogramming," which in turn led to Scottish scientists cloning Dolly the sheep in 1997.

"I'm extremely honored to be recognized by the Lasker Foundation and share this award with Dr. Gurdon, who established the basis for my discoveries," Yamanaka said. "I'm gratified that the area of stem cell research has opened up and accelerated to more quickly bring the benefits of this technology to patients."

While other scientists continued to experiment with a traditional approach to learn how embryonic stem cells differentiate to become different kind of cells, Dr. Yamanaka and his team took what was considered a contrarian approach to learn how differentiated adult cells might be reprogrammed back to their embryonic or "pluripotent" state. Yamanaka and his colleagues found that by introducing four genetic factors, skin cells from an adult would transform into cells that behaved just like embryonic stem (ES) cells, and he coined the term "induced pluripotent stem cells" or iPS cells. The simplicity of Yamanaka's technology was initially met with skepticism, but Yamanaka made his data and the DNA of his work publicly available to enable any scientist to work with these new cells
'/>"/>

Contact: Valerie Tucker
vtucker@gladstone.ucsf.edu
415-734-2019
Gladstone Institutes
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Gladstones Shinya Yamanaka wins prestigious Shaw Prize
2. Yamanaka eliminates viral vector in stem cell reprogramming
3. Anthony S. Fauci awarded Lasker Award for Public Service
4. MGH researcher Gary Ruvkun named a co-recipient of the Lasker Award
5. ESF EURYI award winner aims to stop cancer cells reading their own DNA
6. The American Society of Plant Biologists announces 2007 awards
7. Minimally invasive heart surgery research wins NIH award
8. 12 McGill researchers awarded Canada Research Chairs
9. Herr receives Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment
10. Singapore National Science and Technology Awards
11. RSC Project Prospect scoops prestigious award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Gladstone's Shinya Yamanaka wins Lasker Award
(Date:8/26/2014)... a pen a New Zealand endemic tree has for the ... group of ,weedy, Australian shrubs and small trees. A New ... surprises and discover astonishing cryptic diversity behind what was long ... the open access journal PhytoKeys . , ... was one of the many discoveries made in the north-western ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... such as global warming and poverty the result ... fall on our failure as consumers to make ... in the Journal of Consumer Research , ... problems from governments to consumers and ultimately benefits ... politicians to encourage responsible consumption instead of implementing ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... planet can produce much more land-plant biomass the ... other terrestrial plant parts than previously thought. , ... and Technology , recalculates the theoretical limit of terrestrial ... than many current estimates allow. , "When you try ... to make some simplifying assumptions," said University of Illinois ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):And then there were 10 -- unexpected diversity in New Zealand kanuka genus Kunzea 2And then there were 10 -- unexpected diversity in New Zealand kanuka genus Kunzea 3An inconvenient truth: Does responsible consumption benefit corporations more than society? 2Study: Earth can sustain more terrestrial plant growth than previously thought 2Study: Earth can sustain more terrestrial plant growth than previously thought 3
... A new study by civil engineers at MIT shows that using ... by as much as 3 percent a savings that could ... or $15.6 billion at today,s oil prices. This would result in ... tons. The study, released in a recent peer-reviewed report, ...
... JOSE, Calif., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ... announces that Chief Technology Officer, Sebastien Taveau, will participate ... at NFC Solutions Summit 2012. The session will take place ... San Francisco Airport, in Burlingame, CA. At ...
... Hebrew University of Jerusalem have achieved, for the first ... of Fragile X patients. The discovery paves the way ... expression in Fragile X patients. Fragile X syndrome ... affecting hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide. The syndrome ...
Cached Biology News:Civil engineers find savings where the rubber meets the road 2Civil engineers find savings where the rubber meets the road 3Validity CTO to Present Natural ID Solutions for Improving Mobile Risk Management and User Experience at NFC Solutions Summit 2012 2Stem cell research paves way for progress on dealing with Fragile X retardation 2
(Date:8/26/2014)... A team of engineers from Singapore has successfully ... (WSN) for satellite communications. , With the weight ... design, constructing a lightweight, low power-consuming, wireless communication ... satellite has always been a challenge for system ... Research Centre of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... -- An analysis by Replikins, Ltd. of Pubmed data ... in Pubmed, has revealed extensive conservation and sharing of ... sharing of specific Replikin gene structures has permitted the ... did for the H5N1 influenza vaccine and the Taura ... to be effective (1,2). This Dengue ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... , Aug. 26, 2014 Technology ... the symbol (NUUU) has two (2) wholly- owned ... two subsidiaries harness scientifically advanced technology to provide ... NUUU,s Renuell Int,l, Inc. is launching ... skin care products that is made possible because ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... 2014 Genedata, a leading provider ... life science research, today announced the Genedata ... held in Asia, Europe, and North America during ... and leading research organizations will gather for annual ... studies, and upcoming challenges in all areas of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ZigBee in the Sky 2Technology Applications International Corporation, Trading Symbol NUUU now trading on NASDAQ's Over the Counter Bulletin Board (OTC BB) 2Thought Leaders to Explore Innovations in SPR & Combination Screening at Genedata Screener User Group Meetings 2Thought Leaders to Explore Innovations in SPR & Combination Screening at Genedata Screener User Group Meetings 3
... whopping portfolio of 16 Nanotechnology products and processes ... Release" organized to mark the fifty-second anniversary celebrations ... the portfolio, Director, Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology ... set of products and processes demonstrates potential development ...
... EAST LANSING, Mich. Researchers at Michigan State University ... while cleaning up nuclear waste and other toxic metals. ... and patented, are published in the current issue of ... The implications could eventually benefit sites forever changed ...
... WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers are making progress in ... sidestepping an obstacle thought to dramatically limit the material,s ... a one-atom-thick layer of carbon that conducts electricity with ... 2004 - which earned a Nobel Prize in physics ...
Cached Biology Technology:AIT unveils portfolio of 16 nanotechnology products 2Microbes generate electricity while cleaning up nuclear waste 2Innovation is step toward digital graphene transistors 2
... The CopyControl™ vector can be induced prior ... vectors provide the stability of single-copy BACs ... or other cloning vectors. The kits provide ... reagents, insert size screening system) necessary to ...
ID clarifier: Without ethidium bromide...
... Acridine orange has been used as a ... and polyacrylamide gels. Acridine orange at a ... DNA in gels with a sensitivity of ... been used extensively for cell staining of ...
... rich in GC content or with significant ... amplify, and when subjected to PCR result ... and consistency can be increased by the ... reactions. Polymer-Aide is an effective PCR enhancer ...
Biology Products: