JOHN B GURDON AND SHINYA YAMANAKA WINS NOBEL PRIZE IN MEDICINE- A TRIBUTE TO THEM!!

The Nobel Prize in Medicine/ Physiology for the year 2012 were announced this evening (8th October, 2012). the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the year 2012 was awarded jointlyto John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for the discovery that the mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent.

The prize was announced today (8th October, 2012) in a press release by Nobel Foundation. Their surprizing findings carry several applications in medicine.

Their observations challenge the dogma that the specialised cell is irreversibly committed to its fate. Based on his experiments in egg cell of frog, John B. Gurdon discovered in 1962 that the specialisation of cells is reversible. In 2006, Shinya Yamanaka discovered that intact mature cells in mice could be reprogrammed to become immature stem cells by introducingonly a few genes. like using the reprogrammed cells to understand the disease processes as wellas to develop therapeutic strategies using pleuripotent cells

VNTI Nigeria congratulates the duo on their achievements, and thank the duo, for their concerted efforts in expanding our knowledge.

Congratulations, John Gurdon, and Shinya Yamanaka.

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