Navigation Links
March of Dimes awards $250,000 prize to scientist who discovered how to reprogram human cells
Date:1/26/2010

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., JANUARY 26, The scientist who reprogrammed adult cells into embryonic-like stem cells has been chosen to receive the 2010 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology.

Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD.of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, San Francisco, and Kyoto University, Japan, will be honored with the 2010 March of Dimes Prize for his pioneering work that has fundamentally altered the field of developmental biology and will aid research into the prevention of birth defects.

Dr. Yamanaka has reprogrammed human skin cells into embryonic-like stem cells, which are pluripotent, meaning that they have the ability to develop into any kind of cell. The Yamanaka method eliminates the need to obtain stem cells from human embryos, a process that results in the destruction of the embryo.

"Dr. Yamanaka's remarkable achievement makes it possible to have virtually an unlimited number of pluripotent stem cells that have the potential to be used to correct or repair birth defects in children," said Michael Katz, MD, senior vice president for Research and Global Programs at the March of Dimes.

The March of Dimes Prize is a $250,000 cash award and a silver medal in the design of the Roosevelt dime, in honor of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who founded the March of Dimes. The Prize will be awarded to Dr. Yamanaka at a gala black-tie dinner and ceremony on May 3rd, 2010, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, during the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies. Also on May 3, Dr. Yamanaka will deliver the Fifteenth Annual March of Dimes Prize Lectures at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Dr. Yamanaka is the L.K. Whittier Foundation Investigator in Stem Cell Biology at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease and Professor of Anatomy at the University of California, San Francisco. He also is the director of the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application at the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, and professor in the Department of Stem Cell Biology at the Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, both at Kyoto University in Japan.


'/>"/>

Contact: Elizabeth Lynch
elynch@marchofdimes.com
914-997-4286
March of Dimes Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Rapacious Rasberry ants march north
2. March of Dimes honors Dr. Gail Harrison for outstanding work in maternal-fetal nutrition
3. March of Dimes establishes 2 new perinatal bioethics awards
4. March of Dimes awards $250,000 prize to scientists unraveling the causes of muscular dystrophy
5. Roberta A. Pagon receives lifetime award in genetics from March of Dimes
6. AGU journal highlights -- March 25, 2009
7. Highlights from the March editions of ESA journals
8. American Chemical Societys weekly PressPac -- March 11, 2009
9. Science returns to the Capitol Hill spotlight at March 24 exhibition
10. AGU journal highlights -- March 12, 2009
11. Prominent climate researcher to speak at UH on global warming March 5
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/6/2017)... 6, 2017 Forecasts by Product ... Readers, by End-Use (Transportation & Logistics, Government & Public ... & Fossil Generation Facility, Nuclear Power), Industrial, Retail, Business ... Are you looking for a definitive report on ... ...
(Date:4/3/2017)... WASHINGTON , April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... single-cell precision engineering platform, detected a statistically ... cell product prior to treatment and objective ... highlight the potential to predict whether cancer ... prior to treatment, as well as to ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... 28, 2017 The report "Video ... Monitors, Servers, Storage Devices), Software (Video Analytics, VMS), and ... Global Forecast to 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market ... is projected to reach USD 75.64 Billion by 2022, ... The base year considered for the study is 2016 ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2017)... As Ebola resurfaces in the Democratic ... suspected cases now reported, a new analysis of the Ebola ... correlation between the 2014 and 2017 outbreaks of the disease.  ... 2012-13, which preceded the 2014 outbreak. An analysis of the ... counts in 2014-15, which again precedes the current outbreak in ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 23, 2017 , ... ... celebrates this month its 20th anniversary, marking the occasion with a strong presence ... the meeting’s Welcome Reception and further extends an invitation to all attendees to ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... Energetiq ... has announced a facility expansion to accommodate its rapid growth. , The renovations ... workspace and renovation of the existing areas. The expansion includes, a state-of-the-art engineering ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Customers often prefer PLC and network ... METTLER TOLEDO has released two new videos that show how they have solved ... ACT350 into Siemens and Allen Bradley PLCs is easy and fast. ...
Breaking Biology Technology: