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Scientists from Britain and Japan shared a Nobel Prize on Monday for the discovery that adult cells can be transformed back into embryo-like stem cells that may one day regrow tissue in damaged brains, hearts or other organs.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine 2012 was awarded jointly to two pioneers of stem cell research -- Briton John B. Gurdon and Japan's Shinya Yamanaka -- for the discovery that mature, specialized cells can be reprogrammed to become immature cells capable of developing into all tissues of the body.
Discoveries that gave mankind a new power to control the most fundamental unit of our bodies, allowing scientists to rewind a cell back to its embryonic origin or push it forward to become skin, blood or dozens of other cell types claimed the 2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded to Shinya Yamanaka of Japan and John Gurdon of Britain.
John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka jointly take home this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine for turning back the developmental clock.
The Nobel Prize-winning discovery of how to reprogram ordinary cells to behave like embryonic stem cells offers a way to skirt around ethical problems with human embryos, but safety concerns make their future use in treating disease uncertain.
John Gurdon of Cambridge University and Shinya Yamanaka (pictured) of the Gladstone Institutes and Japan’s Kyoto University have won the Nobel Prize for medicine for their work on stem cells, discovering that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become any tissues of the body.
Sir John Gurdon from the University of Cambridge and Professor Shinya Yamanaka, from the Gladstone Institutes Kyoto University, have won the prize for their work on reprogramming ordinary cells into immature stem cells.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012 was awarded jointly to John B Gurdon of the United Kingdom and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan "for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent".
John B. Gurdon transferred DNA between a tadpole and a frog to cloned the first animal. Shinya Yamanaka used Gurdon’s concept to turn ordinary skin into potent stem cells. Both won the Nobel Prize for medicine Monday.
Sir John Gurdon from the U.K. and Shinya Yamanaka from Japan were announced Monday as this year’s medicine prizewinners for their work on turning adult cells back into stem cells.