Who is Robert Lanza?

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Robert Lanza is considered one of the leading scientists in the world. He is currently Head of Astellas Global Regenerative Medicine and is Chief Scientific Officer of the Astellas Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Robert Lanza, M.D. is currently Head of Astellas Global Regenerative Medicine, and is Chief Scientific Officer of the Astellas Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Adjunct Professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His current research focuses on stem cells and regenerative medicine and their potential to provide therapies for some of the world’s most deadly and debilitating conditions.

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Lanza Featured in Fortune Magazine

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

“…he’s the standard-bearer for stem cell research”

“Lanza published a paper in The Lancet earlier this year detailing the results of early clinical trials involving two women suffering from macular degeneration. Lanza Featured in Fortune MagazineA UCLA ophthalmologist injected each woman with 50,000 retinal cells derived from human embryonic stem cells, and according to the paper, both claim to have better vision as a result. They’re not 20/20. But after a single injection one now walks the mall alone, uses her computer, and can pour a cup of coffee. The other sees colors and can read five letters on the eye chart. If Lanza is remembered one day as the man who saved millions from blindness, his story will provide a ready-made biopic for Ben Affleck. Born in the hardscrabble town of Roxbury and raised by a professional gambler, he escaped the economic underclass through intelligence and imagination. At 13, he altered the DNA of a chicken to make it change color; the experiment was published in Nature. His sisters never graduated from high school. He received an MD from Penn and a Fulbright scholarship, and has collaborated with giants, including B.F. Skinner and Jonas Salk. He was the first ever to clone an endangered species, and now he’s the standard-bearer for stem cell research.”

Lanza Named One of the Top 50 “World Thinkers”

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
Lanza Named One of the Top 50 World Thinkers

Dr. Lanza selected as one of Prospect Magazine’s “World Thinkers 2015.” The thinkers were chosen for “engaging in original and profound ways with the central questions of the world today,” as well as for their continuing significance for “this year’s biggest questions” (in economics, science, philosophy, cultural and social criticism and in politics).

Beyond Biocentrism

Beyond Biocentrism Book Cover

BEYOND BIOCENTRISM

Rethinking Time, Space, Consciousness, and the Illusion of Death

Biocentrism shocked the world with a radical rethinking of the nature of reality … but that was just the beginning.

Biocentrism / Robert Lanza’s Theory of Everything

Biocentrism Book Cover

BIOCENTRISM

How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe

“Like “A Brief History of Time” it is indeed stimulating and brings biology into the whole. Any short statement does not do justice to such a scholarly work. Almost every society of mankind has explained the mystery of our surroundings and being by invoking a god or group of gods. Scientists work to acquire objective answers from the infinity of space or the inner machinery of the atom. Lanza proposes a biocentrist theory which ascribes the answer to the observer rather than the observed. The work is a scholarly consideration of science and philosophy that brings biology into the central role in unifying the whole. The book will appeal to an audience of many different disciplines because it is a new way of looking at the old problem of our existence. Most importantly, it makes you think.”

– Nobel Prize Winner E. Donnall Thomas

Astellas Executive Interview Series – Dr. Bob Lanza

Meet AIRM’s Chief Scientific Officer: Dr. Robert Lanza
Regenerative medicine could revolutionize medicine, and provide therapies for the world’s most deadly conditions. [Read More]

Lanza receives the Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award

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Lanza’s new book released

Dr. Robert Lanza Who's Who Archivement Award graphic

THE GRAND BIOCENTRIC DESIGN: How Life Creates Reality
Why are we here? Where did it all come from―the laws of nature, the stars, the universe. Humans have been asking these questions forever, but science hasn’t succeeded in providing many answers—until now. In The Grand Biocentric Design, Robert Lanza, one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” is joined by theoretical physicist Matej Pavšič and astronomer Bob Berman to shed light on the big picture that has long eluded philosophers and scientists alike. [Read More]

Lanza and Podolskiy’s paper is the cover story of Annalen der Physik, which published Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity

Magazine cover image of Annalen der Physik

On Decoherence in Quantum Gravity

In his papers on relativity, Einstein showed that time was relative to the observer. This new paper takes this one step further, arguing that the observer creates it. The paper shows that the intrinsic properties of quantum gravity and matter alone cannot explain the tremendous effectiveness of the emergence of time and the lack of quantum entanglement in our everyday world. Instead, it’s necessary to include the properties of the observer, and in particular, the way we process and remember information.

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Lanza’s work voted the top science story of the year

Winner of Discover Magazine’s ‘People’s Choice’ Award

Stem cell breakthrough 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.

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In a cloning first, Lanza and colleagues create stem cells from adults

Dr. Lanza Featured on Stephen Hawking\'s Stem Cell Special

“Advancement Could Lead to Treatment for Alzheimer’s, Heart Disease”

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“After years of failed attempts, researchers have finally generated stem cells from adults using the same cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep in 1996. The process could provide a new way for scientists to generate healthy replacements for diseased or damaged cells in patients”

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“First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From A Man’s Skin”

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Lanza urges students to persevere, keep challenging boundaries of science

Il Leone di San Marco Award Photo

“I believe [Lanza’s] passionate advice to fledgling scientists to be persistent and not take ‘no’ for an answer will inspire students to stay true to their goals and dreams; it will inspire them to contribute in their classes and their communities, knowing that one day their ideas and inventions will become part of larger endeavors that positively impact humanity,” – Gregory Lamontagne, Vice-President for Academic Affairs, CCRI

Cloning & Stem Cells: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV

Lanza receives the Il Leone di San Marco award in Medicine

Il Leone di San Marco Award Photo

Past honorees in other fields have included Dion, Susan Lucci, Tony Danza, Paul Giamatti, Paul Sorvino and Rudy Giuliani
 
Dr. Lanza received this year’s prestigious Il Leone di San Marco award in Medicine (along with Regis Philbin, who received the award in Entertainment). For 34 years, the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee has acknowledged outstanding Americans in fields such as the Performing Arts, Entertainment, Medicine, Journalism, Literature, Playwriting, Government, Science, Academia or Business. Past honorees have included Stanley Tucci, Paul Giamatti, Paul Sorvino, Danny Aiello, Armand Assante, Tony Danza, Susan Lucci, Dion DiMucci, Phil Ramone, Bart Giamatti, and Rudy Giuliani. Dr. Lanza was one of four people who received this year’s Il Leone di San Marco Award for their “many talents and great accomplishments” who represent the best in Italian-American culture.

Dr. Lanza featured in The Pennsylvania Gazette

Article selected as one of Longreads 10 Best Stories
Robert Lanza has racked up a slew of scientific accolades for his pioneering work on cloning and stem cells. And then there’s the private island stocked with dinosaur fossils, the Good Will Hunting comparisons … and his “theory of everything.”

The Pennsylvania GazetteSixteen miles outside Boston, in the back corner of an unfinished basement, a teenage boy lowers his syringe to a chicken egg and takes aim. It’s 1969 and this is Robert Lanza’s first time experimenting with embryos. He isn’t yet a well-known scientist. He hasn’t achieved all those cloning and stem-cell firsts, hasn’t been called genius or renegade. He doesn’t wave to worry about being killed on his way to work. Journalists haven’t come up with the “real-life Good Will Hunting” analogy or suggested that he open his own Jurassic Park. He hasn’t worked with B.F. Skinner and Jonas Salk, hasn’t told off the former dean of Penn’s medical school. He doesn’t have a private 10-acre island and a house filled with dinosaur bones. That will all come later. Today he’s still just a kid, and he wants to win the school science fair. … Robby, the scrawny kid from Stoughton, Massachusetts, will become Bob Lanza—one of the most prominent and controversial figures in his field.

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Dr. Robert Lanza featured in “CELLebrity” Doctors 2011 Calendar

Top U.S. scientists hang their lab coats for stem cell research fundraising efforts. The 2011 “CELLebrity” Doctors Calendar spotlights twelve highly renowned doctors in the U.S. and details the progress that has been made in their prospective medical fields. NOTE: All proceeds from calendar sales benefit SCF and will be earmarked towards funding stem cell research in the United States.

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TIME: The Tiniest Transplant

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Time Magazine Logo Featuring Dr. Robert Lanza

The great promise of stem cells is finally being put to the test. “We are finally ready to break ground on this field with the first trials,” says Dr. Robert Lanza, “It’s taken a decade of extensive research to get to this point.”

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New York Times: 2 Treatments for Retinas Make Gains

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Advanced Cell Technology, of Marlborough, Mass., said it would test its stem cell therapy on 12 adults with severe vision loss caused by Stargardt’s, an inherited disease. The company has turned human embryonic stem cells into retinal pigment epithelial cells, which will be surgically implanted into the eye. The hope is that the implanted cells […]

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Lanza Interviewed By Michio Kaku

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Photo of Dr. Lanza Doing Radio Interview with Michio Kaku

“To give us a glimpse about some of the big breakthroughs that were made in biotechnology, we have Dr. Robert Lanza of Advanced Cell Technology. He is one of the leading scientists making breakthroughs in this fast moving field.”

“Dr. Michio Kaku”

“Professor of Theoretical Physics and Co-Founder of String Theory”

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MSNBC Publishes Free Online Abridgment of Biocentrism

Friday, October 1st, 2010

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“The Universe in Your Head”

“Stem cell pioneer Robert Lanza generates controversy on a whole different plane with ‘Biocentrism,’ a book that lays out his theory of everything.” Alan Boyle, MSNBC’s Science Editor

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“Free Online Abridgment”

“Exclusive online abridgement ‘Biocentrism’: How life creates the universe. Authors say cosmology misses the big picture unless it includes biology.”

MSNBC.com

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Principles of Tissue Engineering

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Principles of Tissue Engineering Book Cover


“First published in 1997, Principles of Tissue Engineering is the widely recognized definitive resource in the field. Co-edited with Robert Langer, Institute Professor at MIT, and Joseph Vacanti, The John Homans Professor at Harvard Medical School (Langer and Vacanti are considered the founders of tissue engineering)”

 

One World: The Health & Survival of the Human Species in the 21st Century

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

One World: The Health & Survival of the Human Species in the 21st Century Book Cover

Foreword by President Jimmy Carter. Includes the last works of Carl Sagan and Jonas Salk, and contributions by Director-General of UNESCO, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, President of the European Parliament, Director-General of the World Health Organization, and the Ministers of Health from the United Kingdom, France, Japan, India and Russia, among others. Conclusion by Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

“This book is as bold and ambitious in scope as its title promises.”
The New England Journal of Medicine

Dr. Robert Lanza Honored By BioWorld Magazine As Leader Who Could Shape Biotech Over Next 20 Years

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Dr. Lanza Recognized as a “Stem Cell Pioneer”
WORCESTER, MA – May 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE)—Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (“ACT”; OTCBB: ACTC) announced today that the company’s Chief Scientific Officer, Robert Lanza, MD, has been recognized by BioWorld, a widely-read publication covering the biotechnology industry, as one of 28 leaders predicted to be the “movers and […]

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NEWSWEEK: Still No Truce in the Stem-Cell Wars

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

by Sharon Begley
Embryonic” and “senescent” aren’t supposed to go together any more than “good” and “grief” or other oxymorons, which is why biologist Robert Lanza was “devastated” when he saw what was happening with the human stem cells he and colleagues were trying to grow. Like hundreds of other stem-cell scientists, they had been intrigued […]

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TIME: Researchers Hail Stem Cells Safe for Human Use

Friday, June 19th, 2009

By Alice Park
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 […]

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The Grand Biocentric Design

Sunday, May 24th, 2020
The Grand Biocentric Design book cover image

THE GRAND BIOCENTRIC DESIGN
How Life Creates Reality

The theory that blew your mind in Biocentrism and Beyond Biocentrism is back, with brand-new research revealing that its radical claims might not be so radical after all.

What is consciousness? Why are we here? Where did it all come from? All of it, the laws of nature, the stars, the universe. Humans have been asking these questions forever, but science hasn’t succeeded in providing many answers – until now. In The Grand Bicoentric Design, Robert Lanza, one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” is joined by theoretical physicist Matej Pavsic and astronomer Bob Berman to shed light on the big picture that has long eluded philosophers and scientists alike.

The Grand Biocentric Design is a one-of-a-kind, groundbreaking explanation of how the universe works, and an exploration of the science behind the astounding fact that time, space, and reality itself, all ultimately depend on us.

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Beyond Biocentrism

Friday, June 10th, 2016
Beyond Biocentrism Book Cover Image

BEYOND BIOCENTRISM

Rethinking Time, Space, Consciousness, and the Illusion of Death

Biocentrism shocked the world with a radical rethinking of the nature of reality … but that was just the beginning.

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Lanza Featured in Der Spiegel, Europe’s largest news magazine

Monday, September 24th, 2012
Lanza Featured in Spiegel Online International

The Dawning of a New Era of Hope

Stem cell researcher Robert Lanza hopes to save thousands of lives — and for a long time this caused him to fear for his own… At the time, a doctor was threatened at a nearby fertility clinic, and a pipe bomb exploded at a bio lab in Boston. “Back then I thought that there was probably a 50-50 chance that I was going to get knocked off because I was so visible,” says the doctor. “I said, okay, try to kill me — I’m still going to do what I think is right.” In Lanza’s case, doing what is “right” involves working with therapies based on human stem cells. The blind shall see again; the paralyzed shall walk again; the hemophiliac shall not bleed anymore. That may sound like something out of the Bible, but Lanza is no faith healer. In fact, the US business magazine Fortune called him “the standard-bearer for stem cell research.” Lanza is often compared to the main character played by Matt Damon in the film “Good Will Hunting,” a highly talented outsider who, like Lanza, comes from a humble background.

Initial Success: “We have some surprisingly good visual outcome,” says Steven Schwartz, an eye surgeon at UCLA. He says that one of his patients can read a clock again and go shopping, while another can recognize colors again. Lanza is a “genius” and his work is “stellar,” Schwartz says.

Essential Stem Cell Methods

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

by Robert Lanza (Editor), Irina Klimanskaya (Editor)

This is a fast moving field and these detailed methods will help drive advances in stem cell research. The editors have hand-selected step-by-step methods from researchers with extensive reputations and expertise. This volume, as part of the Reliable Lab Solutions series, delivers busy researchers a handy, time-saving source for the […]

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Biological Properties and Enucleation of Red Blood Cells From Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

By Shi-Jiang Lu, Qiang Feng, Jennifer Park, Loyda Vida, Bao-Shiang Lee, Michael Strausbauch, Peter Wettstein, George Honig, Robert Lanza

Human erythropoiesis is a complex multistep process that involves the differentiation of early erythroid progenitors to mature erythrocytes. Here we show that it is feasible to differentiate and mature human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) into functional […]

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Biocentrism / Robert Lanza’s Theory of Everything

Saturday, March 1st, 2008
Biocentrism Book Cover

BIOCENTRISM

How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe

“Like “A Brief History of Time” it is indeed stimulating and brings biology into the whole. Any short statement does not do justice to such a scholarly work. Almost every society of mankind has explained the mystery of our surroundings and being by invoking a god or group of gods. Scientists work to acquire objective answers from the infinity of space or the inner machinery of the atom. Lanza proposes a biocentrist theory which ascribes the answer to the observer rather than the observed. The work is a scholarly consideration of science and philosophy that brings biology into the central role in unifying the whole. The book will appeal to an audience of many different disciplines because it is a new way of looking at the old problem of our existence. Most importantly, it makes you think.”

– Nobel Prize Winner E. Donnall Thomas

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Efficient Differentiation of Functional Hepatocytes from Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

By: Sadhana Agarwal, Katherine L. Holton, Robert Lanza

Differentiation of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) to specific functional cell types can be achieved using methods that mimic in vivo embryonic developmental programs. Current protocols for generating hepatocytes from hESCs are hampered by inefficient differentiation procedures that lead to low yields and large cellular heterogeneity. We […]

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Principles of Tissue Engineering, Third Edition

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Robert Lanza’s co-authored “Principles of Tissue Engineering” is now available for purchase at Amazon.com. To get more information on this work, please read the description or follow the link below.
Description: First published in 1997, Principles of Tissue Engineering is the widely recognized definitive resource in the field. The third edition provides a much needed update […]

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Principles of Regenerative Medicine

Friday, January 11th, 2008

“Principles of Regenerative Medicine”, which Robert Lanza provided assistance in editing, is now available on the book purchasing website Elsevier.com. Below is a description and link to the work:
Description: Virtually any disease that results from malfunctioning, damaged, or failing tissues may be potentially cured through regenerative medicine therapies, by either regenerating the damaged tissues in […]

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Generation of functional hemangioblasts from human embryonic stem cells

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Recent evidence suggests the existence of progenitor cells in adult tissues that are capable of differentiating into vascular structures as well as into all hematopoietic cell lineages. Here we describe an efficient and reproducible method for generating large numbers of these bipotential progenitors—known as hemangioblasts—from human embryonic stem (hES) cells using an in vitro differentiation system.

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All-Encompassing Explanation of Nature Puts Biology Into the Equation

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Source: TheNewAmericanScholar.org

Vice-President of Research & Scientific Development, Robert Lanza, M.D.’s, provocative new theory that time and space do not exist as physical realities independent of humans (and animals) has been published in a feature article “A New Theory of the Universe” in the Spring issue of “The American Scholar”, one of the nation’s leading literary and intellectual publications.

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Methods in Enzymology: Adult Stem Cells

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

by Irina Klimanskaya, Robert Lanza (Editor)

This is the second of three planned volumes in the Methods in Enzymology series on the topic of stem cells. This volume is a unique anthology of stem cell techniques focusing on adult stem cells, and written by experts from the top laboratories in the world.

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Methods in Enzymology: Embryonic Stem Cells

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

by Irina Klimanskaya, Robert Lanza (Editor)

This is the first of three planned volumes in the Methods in Enzymology series on the topic of stem cells. This volume is a unique anthology of stem cell techniques written by experts from the top laboratories in the world. The contributors not only have hands-on experience in the field but often have developed the original approaches that they share with great attention to detail.

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Book Review: Essentials of Stem Cell Biology

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

Bruce A Fenderson, Ph.D. (Thomas Jefferson University)

This beautiful hardcover book provides a concise and complete introduction to the theory and practice of stem cell research. It includes 69 definitive chapters on topics ranging from “molecular bases of pluripotency” and “nuclear cloning and epigenetic reprogramming” to “ethics of human stem cell research.” The primary focus is on cellular and developmental biology.

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N.E.J.M. Book Review: Essentials of Stem Cell Biology

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

By: Gosta Gahrton, The New England Journal of Medicine, June 29, 2006

After Ernest A. MCCulloch and James E. Till received the Albert Lasker Medical Research Award in Basic Research in 2005, they wrote a commentary in Nature Medicine. In it, they asked themselves, “Why now?” After all, their papers on the colony-assay model of cells from the mouse spleen—which described for the first time the hematopoietic stem cell of the bone marrow as a cell that is capable of both self-renewal and differentiation—are more than 40 years old. This book seems to have the answers.

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Essentials of Stem Cell Biology

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

by Robert Lanza (Editor), E. Donnall Thomas (Editor), James Thomson (Editor), Roger Pedersen (Editor), John Gearhart (Editor), Brigid Hogan (Editor), Douglas Melton (Editor), Michael West (Editor)

This abridged version of the bestselling reference Handbook of Stem Cells, Two-Volume Set attempts to incorporate all the essential subject matter of the original two-volume edition in a single volume.

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Book Review: Handbook of Stem Cells, Volumes 1 and 2

Friday, April 1st, 2005

Steve Goldman (University of Rochester Medical Center)

The definition of a stem cell—like that of beauty—lies in the eyes of the beholder. Do stem cells strictly refer to embryonic stem cells and primordial germ cells—the pluripotent and self-renewing derivatives of blastocysts and embryonic gonads? Or should we include the multipotent but tissue-specified precursors of fetal organogenesis?

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U.S. News & World Report Cover Story

Friday, December 31st, 2004

“…his mentors described him [Lanza] as a “genius,” a “renegade” thinker, even likening him to Einstein.”

Lanza Featured in Fortune Magazine

“Robert Lanza is the living embodiment of the character played by Matt Damon in the movie Good Will Hunting. Growing up underprivileged in Stoughton, Mass., south of Boston, the young preteen caught the attention of Harvard Medical School researchers when he showed up on the university steps having successfully altered the genetics of chickens in his basement. Over the next decade, he was to be “discovered” and taken under the wing of scientific giants such as psychologist B. F. Skinner, immunologist Jonas Salk, and heart transplant pioneer Christiaan Barnard. His mentors described him as a “genius,” a “renegade” thinker, even likening him to Einstein.”

Work with Christiaan Barnard

Photo of Christiaan Barnard

Performed the World’s First Heart Transplant

New England Journal of Medicine 307; 1275 (1982)
Lanza (with Barnard & Cooper)

JAMA 249; 1746 (1983)
Lanza (with Barnard, Cooper & Cassidy)

American Heart Journal 107; 8 (1984)
Lanza (with Barnard, Cooper & Boyd)

Work with Dr. Gerald Edelman

Photo of Dr. Gerald Edelman

Nobel-winner was “The Father of Modern Immunology”

Lanza worked with Edelman at Rockefeller University in 1976

Handbook of Stem Cells

Thursday, September 23rd, 2004

by Robert Lanza (Editor), Irving Weissman (Editor), James Thomson (Editor), Roger Pedersen (Editor), Brigid Hogan (Editor), John Gearhart (Editor), Helen Blau (Editor), Douglas Melton (Editor), Malcolm Moore (Editor), Catherine Verfaillie (Editor), E. Donnall Thomas (Editor), Michael West (Editor)

New discoveries in the field of stem cell research have frequently appeared in the news and in scientific literature. Research in this area promises to lead to new therapies for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and a wide variety of other diseases.

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The Stem Cell Challenge

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004

Source: Scientific American June 2004 issue

Stem cells raise the prospect of regenerating failing body parts and curing diseases that have so far defied drug-based treatment. Patients are buoyed by reports of the cells’ near-miraculous properties, but many of the most publicized scientific studies have subsequently been refuted, and other data have been distorted in debates over the propriety of deriving some of these cells from human embryos.

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Principles of Cloning

Thursday, August 1st, 2002

by Jose Cibelli (Editor), Robert Lanza (Editor), Keith Campbell (Editor), Michael D. West (Editor)

Principles of Cloning is the first comprehensive book on cloning since Dolly the sheep was cloned. The contributing authors are the principal investigators on each of the animal species cloned to date and are expertly qualified to present the state-of-the-art information in their respective areas.

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Methods of Tissue Engineering

Monday, October 1st, 2001

by Anthony Atala (Editor), Robert P. Lanza (Editor)

Tissue engineering is a dynamic and rapidly growing field emerging from the cross-disciplinary efforts of engineers, physical and life scientists, and physicians to create new tissues and organs from cells and synthetic molds. Recent developments have led to a great expansion of clinical applications using tissue engineering technologies.

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Principles of Tissue Engineering (Second Edition)

Monday, May 1st, 2000

by Robert Lanza (Editor), Robert Langer (Editor), Joseph P. Vacanti (Editor)

The first edition of the book, published in 1997, is the definite reference in the field. Since that time, however, the discipline has grown tremendously, and few experts would have been able to predict the explosion in our knowledge of gene expression, cell growth and differentiation, the variety of stem cells, new polymers and materials that are now available, or even the successful introduction of the first tissue-engineered products into the marketplace.

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