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“Robert Lanza, one of the most prominent scientists in the field of stem cell biology, on Monday said he will lead global regenerative medicine research at Astellas Pharma Inc., the Japanese drug maker that acquired his Massachusetts company this month. Lanza will also remain in his current role of chief scientific officer at Astellas-owned Ocata Therapeutics Inc., which is developing stem cell therapies for a broad range of diseases.”
Lanza delivered the opening address to the judges and students at the Official Opening of 2015 MSSEF held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MSSEF was founded by the prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences and has advanced science literacy and inspired new generations of science and engineering leaders for over six decades. 400 distinguished scientists and engineers served as judges, providing the year-end competition with over $525,000 in scholarships and prizes.
Winner of Discover Magazine’s ‘People’s Choice’ Award
Stem cell advance by Lanza and colleagues was voted the year’s top story, beating the Ebola outbreak, climate change crisis, entangled photons, cosmic inflation, as well as the year’s other science stories ranging from topics in space exploration to mathematics, technology, paleontology, and the environment.
Next year will see the first person receive induced pluripotent stem cells – “rewound” adult cells that can grow into any tissue in the body
2013 Smart Guide: Revolutionary human stem cell trial
If all goes to plan, 2013 should see the first human trial of “rewound” cells. These are produced by turning adult cells back to [...]
By JONATHAN D. ROCKOFF
Wall Street Journal
A Massachusetts biotechnology company said it expects as early as Friday to start the process for regulatory approval of what would be the first human trial involving stem cells created by reprogramming adult cells back to an embryonic-like state.
Researchers have been experimenting with treatments derived from stem cells, which can [...]
The 21st century is predicted to be the Century of Biology, a shift from the previous century dominated by physics. It seems fitting, then, to begin the century by turning the universe outside-in and unifying the foundations of science, not with imaginary strings that occupy equally imaginary unseen dimensions, but with a much simpler idea that is rife with so many shocking new perspectives that we are unlikely ever to see reality the same way again.
Stem-cell science is a fast-moving field. Just three years since a Japanese researcher first reprogrammed ordinary skin cells into stem cells without the use of embryos, scientists at a Massachusetts biotech company have repeated the feat, only this time with a new method that creates the first stem cells safe enough for human use. [...]
Robert Lanza featured on “Live to be 150, Can You Do It?”.
by ABC News
Advanced Cell Makes Stem Cells Without Harming Embryo
By Rob Waters
Jan. 10 (Bloomberg) — Advanced Cell Technology Inc.
scientists say they perfected a method to create new lines of
stem cells from a human embryo that doesn't harm the embryo and
may help overcome ethical concerns about the research.
Embryonic Stem Cells Created Without Harming Embryo, for Real This Time
By Brandon Keim Email 01.10.08 | 12:00 PM
Scientists hope a new method for producing embryonic stem cells without damaging embryos will finally place the cells in the labs of scientists searching for cures to now-untreatable diseases.
In a study published Thursday in Cell Stem Cell, [...]
Stem cells created without destroying embryos
By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
January 11, 2008
Scientists reported Thursday that for the first time they have made human embryonic stem cells without destroying embryos, a development that the government’s top stem cell official said would make the controversial research eligible for federal funding.
Story Landis, who chairs the [...]
Embryonic Stem Cells Without the Guilt?
Posted Thursday, January 10, 2008 11:00 AM
When two groups of scientists independently reported that they had caused adult human cells to regress to a state that seemed indistinguishable from embryonic stem cells, it seemed the long and bitter battle over stem cells might be history. Rather than [...]
Scientists: Stem Cells Colonies Created Without Harming Embryos
By Rick Weiss, Washington Post
Thursday, January 10, 2008; 12:16 PM
Scientists in Massachusetts said today they had created several colonies of human embryonic stem cells without harming the embryos from which they were derived, the latest in a series of recent advances that could speed development of stem cell-based [...]
Embryo-Friendly Technique Produces Stem Cells
By Maggie Fox
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A company that devised a way to make embryonic stem cells using a technique it said does not harm human embryos reported on Thursday it has grown five batches of cells using this method and urged President George W. Bush to endorse it.
Massachusetts-based Advanced Cell Technology [...]
Scientists Create Stem-Cell Line
January 11, 2008, Wall Street Journal
By Gautam Naik
Scientists have created fresh human stem-cell lines without destroying the embryos from which they were derived, the latest in a series of experiments aimed at overcoming ethical concerns that have long hobbled such research.
Using the new technique, scientists extracted a single cell from an eight-cell [...]
Lanza’s team cloned the first human embryo. How American scientists made history by creating lifesaving embryos cells.
U.S. News & World Report
Robert Lanza, MD, and several other scientists recently participated in a discussion on “How can journals improve peer review of cloning papers?”
Read the whole post, as well as Robert Lanza’s opinion at Nature.com.
“The answer to the universe is biology — it’s as simple as that,” says Dr. Robert Lanza, vice president of research and scientific development at Advanced Cell Technology.
Source: New York Times, By Nicholas Wade, Gardiner Harris and Carl Hulse
Biologists have developed a technique for establishing colonies of human embryonic stem cells from an early human embryo without destroying it. This method, if confirmed in other laboratories, would seem to remove the principal objection to the research.
Source: New York Times, By: Nicholas Wade
Scientists have devised two new techniques to derive embryonic stem cells in mice, one of which avoids the destruction of the embryo, a development that could have the potential to shift the grounds of the longstanding political debate about human stem cell research.
Source: Wired.com, By Wendy Goldman Rohm
DAY ONE 5:10 pm
It’s late on a Sunday afternoon and nearly dark inside the tiny, windowless lab; fluorescent light is said to be bad for human embryos. I’m sitting beside Robert Lanza, medical director at Advanced Cell Technology.