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Shinya Yamanaka

Unlocking the Potential of Regenerative Medicine

Shinya Yamanaka | Posted 05.21.2016 | Impact
Shinya Yamanaka

The future will almost certainly bring new and unexpected challenges. However, as we continue to add outstanding researchers and staff along with increasing support from the public and private sectors, I am determined to succeed in our mission, with the ultimate goal being to use iPS cell technology for patient care.

Five Wildest Science Retractions Of 2012

Posted 12.23.2012 | Science

By: Christopher Wanjek, LiveScience Bad Medicine Columnist Published: 12/21/2012 12:21 PM EST on LiveScience When you read about medical breakthrou...

Toads and Mice and the Sheep in Between: The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Nessa Carey | Posted 12.19.2012 | Science
Nessa Carey

Imagine the possibilities. We could replace cells lost in diseases, from those that produce insulin in the pancreas of patients with type 1 diabetes, to the brain cells destroyed in Parkinson's disease.

Romney Would Outlaw Nobel Prize-winning Research?

Don C. Reed | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Anyone who supports medical research for cure should take note of the startling difference between the Democrats and Republicans on this issue. President Obama supports advanced stem cell research; candidate Romney would criminalize it.

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Are Similar to Cancer Cells, But Nobel Prize Still Well-Deserved

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 12.08.2012 | Science
Paul Knoepfler

My lab just published a somewhat provocative paper (still in unproofed form at this point) arguing that induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells are very similar in some ways to cancer cells. As such, the clinical use of iPS cells should wait for a lot more study.