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Two pioneers of stem cell research have shared the Nobel prize for medicine or physiology.  John Gurdon (picture) from the UK and Shinya Yamanaka from Japan were awarded the prize for transforming specialised cells into stem cells, which can become any other type of cell in the body.  Prof Gurdon used a gut sample to clone frogs and Prof Yamanaka altered genes to reprogramme cells.  The Nobel committe said they had "revolutionised" science.

Stem cell experts win Nobel prize

Two pioneers of stem cell research have shared the Nobel prize for medicine or physiology, for experiments 40 years apart.

Risultati immagini per old faces

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Rita Levi-Montalcini (22 April 1909 - 30 December 2012) was an Italian neurologist who, together with colleague Stanley Cohen, received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of nerve growth factor (NGF).

Rita Levi-Montalcini Italian neurologist 103 years active and working. Nobel Prize (Physiology/Medicine) for her discovery of nerve growth factor.

Though her father believed her place was in the home, not in a lab, Rita Levi-Montalcini earned a degree in medicine. Though Mussolini’s Man...

Rita Levi-Montalcini A Jewish woman who attended medical school against her family's wishes, she set up a secret lab and did research while hiding from the Nazis. She later received the Nobel Prize for her work on NGF and EGF. A real woman of valor!

Eyes as Big as Plats by Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hijorth Photographs that play on characters from Norwegian folklore

Look at the wonderful life lines in her face! She is beautiful! Eyes as Big as Plates # Agnes II © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Alice Waters is the author of eight books, including The Art of Simple Food: Notes and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution.

Alice Waters: 40 Years Of Sustainable Food

Archibald Vivian Hill, CH, OBE, FRS[1] (26 September 1886 – 3 June 1977), known as A. V. Hill, was an English physiologist, one of the founders of the diverse disciplines of biophysics and operations research. He shared the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his elucidation of the production of heat and mechanical work in muscles.[2][3]

Archibald Vivian Hill, The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for his discovery relating to the production of heat in the muscle", metabolism, muscle physiology