Two scientists from different generations won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for the groundbreaking discovery that cells in the body can be reprogrammed to become completely different kinds, potentially opening the door to growing customized tissues for treatments.
Minority patients awaiting bone marrow transplants stand a better chance for survival, because of this week’s Jefferson Award winner. She spearheads a campaign to increase the availability of lifesaving umbilical cord blood.
Doctors at Stanford Medical Center are teaming up with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose to take part in one of the first clinical trials using embryonic stem cells, which will be injected into recently paralyzed patients.
A new building dedicated entirely to stem cell research offers rich opportunities for collaboration, said officials at the Stanford University School of Medicine.