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.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/08/us-nobel-medicine-idUSBRE8970AB20121008

About Ronnie Diaz

Ronnie Diaz is a software engineer and tech consultant. Ronnie started his career in front-end and back-end development for companies in ecommerce, service industries and remote education. This work transitioned from traditional desktop client-server applications through early cloud development. Software included human resource management and service technician workflows, online retail e-commerce and electronic ordering and fulfillment, IVR customer relational systems, and video streaming remote learning SCORM web applications. Hands on server experience and software performance optimization led to creation of a startup business focused on collocated data center services and continued experience with video streaming hardware and software. This led to a career in Amazon Prime Video where Ronnie is currently employed, building software and systems which stream live sports and events for millions of viewers around the world.

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

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