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. Yamanaka and Thomson are being lauded for their work with induced pluripotent stem cells, AP says, and Fuchs for her work on the biology of stem cells, specifically how the cells make hair and skin and how they repair wounds.
Honors All Around
Mar 17, 2011