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Linux creator, Stem Cell Scientist Win Big Technology Prize
June 13, 2012

US-Finnish software engineer Linus Torvalds, who created the Linux open source operating system, and Japanese stem cell researcher Shinya Yamanaka on Wednesday won a 1.2-million-euro technology prize in Finland. 

Torvalds, Yamanaka share $1.5 million technology prize for computer, medical sciences
June 13, 2012

Two leading international innovators, Linus Torvalds and Shinya Yamanaka, have shared this year’s €1.2 million ($1.5 million) Millennium Technology Prize.

Linux creator and stem cell pioneer share tech's $1.5 million 'Nobel'
June 13, 2012

Two leading international innovators, Linus Torvalds and Shinya Yamanaka, have shared this year's euro1.2 million ($1.5 million) Millennium Technology Prize.

Type of stem cell may contribute to heart disease
June 7, 2012

Gladstone cardiovascular and stem cell research director Dr. Deepak Srivastava weighs in on new research breakthrough finding from UC Berkeley.

Skin Cells 'Turned Into Fully Functional Brain Cells'
June 7, 2012

For the first time scientists have managed to turn skin cells into fully functional brain cells.

Reprogamming Cells Could Eliminate Dangers of Side Effects in Medicine
June 7, 2012

New breakthroughs in cell engineering might usher in a new era of personalized medicine where drugs can be tested for side effects without having to test the drug in humans.

Skin Cells Turned Into Brain Cells in Lab Study
June 7, 2012

Scientists who reprogrammed skin cells into brain cells say their research could lay the groundwork for new ways to treat Alzheimer's and other brain diseases.

Skin Cells May Offer New Hope For Alzheimer's Treatment
June 7, 2012

A team of scientists has discovered what could be a novel source for researching and potentially treating Alzheimer's disease and other conditions involving the destruction of brain cells. 

Mission Bay casts wide net after Salesforce exit
June 7, 2012

When San Francisco-based Salesforce said in 2010 it was moving into Mission Bay, many in the life sciences community were disappointed that the medical and biotech enclave would be filled by high tech workers.

New hope for Alzheimer's sufferers as breakthrough allows scientists to grow new brain cells from normal skin
June 7, 2012

A single genetic tweak is all that is needed to turn ordinary skin cells into functioning brain cells, scientists have shown.