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    Stem cell researchers awarded $500K prize in NY

    Stem cell researchers awarded $500K prize in NY


    03/16/11
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    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Three stem cell researchers have been awarded the annual Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research for their pioneering work in human stem cells.

    The winners announced Wednesday are Elaine Fuchs of Rockefeller University in New York City; James A. Thomson of the private, nonprofit Morgridge Institute for Research and the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health; and Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University in Japan and Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease in San Francisco.

    They will share $500,000, the largest award in medicine and science in the United States. The prize was established in 2000 by the late Morris "Marty" Silverman.

    James Barba, president and CEO of the medical center, said their discoveries move medical researchers closer to new treatments for diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson's, spinal cord injury and cancer.





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    These are all very worthy recipients of the prize.

    Jamie Thomson from Wisconsin of course is the man who first grew human embryonic stem cells and kicked off the field.

    Elaine Fuchs at Rockefeller University studied and defined the first adult stem cell niche, the niche that is in skin and explains clearly how adult stem cells behave when they are needed for repair of the skin.

    Shinya Yamanaka is the scientist in Kyoto who described the first induced pluripotent stem cell. I believe that he should get the Nobel prize for his work.

    Wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Young View Post
    These are all very worthy recipients of the prize.

    Jamie Thomson from Wisconsin of course is the man who first grew human embryonic stem cells and kicked off the field.

    Elaine Fuchs at Rockefeller University studied and defined the first adult stem cell niche, the niche that is in skin and explains clearly how adult stem cells behave when they are needed for repair of the skin.

    Shinya Yamanaka is the scientist in Kyoto who described the first induced pluripotent stem cell. I believe that he should get the Nobel prize for his work.

    Wise.
    wise,if you can cure sci,you must get the nobel prize too.

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    manouli, I'm sure these are all deserving researchers adn have a ccomplished some research project. I e-mailed the College and the web site that announced the gift. I inquired as to why not give a donation to further research in the field of stem cells. We talk at lenghts about funding and the lack of; this was a giflt of 500k$ to 3 very competent individuals. My question is why not donate these funds to rlelevant projects to further the direction of stem cell research.

    keeping on

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