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The Nobel at Gladstone

Shinya Yamanaka MD, PhD, a senior investigator at the Gladstone Institutes, won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of how to transform ordinary adult skin cells into cells that, like embryonic stem cells, can then develop into virtually any other type of cell in the body.
He called them induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells. Dr. Yamanaka received the award in December of 2012 at the Nobel ceremony in Stockholm. Dr. Yamanaka's discovery has altered the fields of cell biology and stem cell research—and opened promising new prospects for the future of both personalized and regenerative medicine.
You will find more details about stem cell biology at Gladstone here.

The Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm

Medal Medal
On the left, Gladstone Senior Investigator, Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, receives the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine from Sweden's King Carl Gustaf on December 10, 2012, in Stockholm, Sweden, and, on the right, Dr. Yamanaka shows his Nobel Prize medal during the Nobel Prize Award ceremony. [Photos: Jonas Ekströmer/Scanpix Sweden/Sipa USA]