Stem Cell Research Nobel Prize in Medicine to John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka

This is a pretty revolutionary breakthrough in the medical field.

Quick summary and background:

– A stem cell is a the first type of cell in your body.

– Before your cell is a skin cell or heart cell or muscle cell, it is a stem cell.

– These are only present in embryos still in the womb etc.

– A stem cell can be used to replace infected and diseased cells. This offers cures for virtually any illness. Possibly even aging..

– Since an embryo is required to harvest a stem cell, this is what always made stem cells controversial.

– These docs have found a way to reverse a cell in your body back to its’ original stem cell. No embryo needed.

About Ronnie Diaz

Ronnie Diaz is an enterprise software engineer responsible for front-end and back-end development for companies in many industries. Heavily involved in cloud development, online retail, e-commerce and electronic ordering, fulfillment and customer relational systems.

Posted on October 8, 2012, in Biotech. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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