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Three researchers — Elaine Fuchs of Rockefeller University in New York City, the University of Wisconsin's James Thomson, and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan's Kyoto University — have been awarded the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research for their groundbreaking work in stem cells, reports the Associated Press. All three will equally share the $500,000 prize.

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