Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine
Copyright © 1999-2012 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Online ISBN: 9783527600908
Editor(s): Dr. Robert A. Meyers
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AVAILABLE NOW...More new articles on Stem Cells
15 February 2013
19 new and updated articles have just been added to the Encyclopedia. Click here to view them all...
30 November 2012:
The following new Stem Cells articles were added to the Encyclopedia in November:
Haploid Embryonic Stem Cells
Ni Hong and Yunhan Hong
Cloned Mice from Adult Stem Cells
Haruko Obokata and Teruhiko Wakayama
Induction of Pluripotent Stem Cells from Umbilical Cord Blood
Kejin Hu and Igor Slukvin
Prostate Tissue Stem Cells and Prostate Cancer Progression
Collene R. Jeter and Dean G. Tang
EMCBB author wins Nobel Prize for Medicine / Physiology
Robert Meyers and the team at the Encyclopedia of Molecular cell Biology and Molecular Medicine would like to congratulate Professor Shinya Yamanaka on winning the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
Professor Yamanaka's article, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells is available online here and will also be available in the forthcoming book, Stem Cells, to be published in the spring. To reserve your copy, click here.
Professor Yamanaka, together with Professor Sir John Gurdon, were awarded the Prize in recognition of their discoveries that adult cells could be preprogrammed to revert to a pluripotent state. For more information on the Prize, click here.
For more on Stem Cells, click here.
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What's new in EMCBMM?
New! Systems Biology is now available in print.
Specially selected articles from our Systems Biology subject theme are now available as a print volume.
22 articles, specially commissioned or updated from the EMCBMM have just been made available in handy print volume. Covering all aspects of Systems Biology, from an explanation of what the field entails to specific methods and applications, this work aims to be the definitive resource to date on this rapidly evolving field.
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The EMCBMM is delighted to announce that Nobel Prize Laureat, Shinya Yamanaka's article on Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells is now available online.
Following Professor Sir John Gurdon's discovery that cell specialisation is reversible, Professor Shinya Yamanaka ad his team at Kyoto University's Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, showed that intact mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent stem cells, able to develop further into all cell types.
Taken together, these two discoveries, made more than 40 years apart, have revolutionised our understanding of cell development. By removing the need for embryonic stem cells, this work has opened up new fields of cell science and will pave the way for new research into many human diseases and the potential development of new disgnostic tools and therapies.
In their article, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, Kazutoshi Takahashi and Shinya Yamanaka discuss the past, present and future of reprogramming, in the light of their discoveries.