The Nobel Committee announced their prize for medicine this week giving the award to two stem cell researchers. If you are interested, you can learn more about stem cells in this title which is in our library: Cell of cells : the global race to capture and control the stem cell by Cynthia Fox
Here is a short video about the winners and the implications of their research:
Stem Cell Scientists Gurdon and Yamanaka Win Nobel Prize in Medicine
Summary: England’s Sir John Gurdon and Dr. Shinya Yamanaka from Japan share the 2012 Nobel Prize in medicine for work on stem cells, revealing that mature cells can be reverted into primitive cells. Ray Suarez talks to Harvard Stem Cell Institute’s Dr. David Scadden, who explains the implications and applications for stem cell medicine.