Creating stem cells out of adult cells. Amazing. Winning a Nobel Prize. Amazing. Saving lives potentially? Outstanding.
Check out this video from David Prager and Glenn McElhose, formerly of Revision3, which sold to Discovery Channel, and Diggnation fame. The fellas have visited a Nobel Prize winning lab doing some really outstanding things. It’s not often that you get to catch a glimpse of the inner-workings of labs like this, but science is cool.
This is like some Mr. Wizard meets Bill Nye meets Diggnation type stuff. Let’s take a look.
Prager and Glenn take a field trip down the street to visit their friend Anne Holden who works at the Gladstone Institutes, where one of their scientists, Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, just won the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine. The prize was awarded for his 2007 discovery of how to turn back the biological clock-by transforming ordinary adult skin cells into cells that, like embryonic stem cells, can develop into virtually any type of cell in the body. Gladstone research scientists Kathryn Ivy, Kimberly Cordes and Mark White explain how they use this award-winning discovery in their own research-revealing this technology’s boundless potential for treating, preventing and ultimately curing some of the world’s most deadly diseases.
I would like more shows like Toasted Donut, please.
Are you super into science? Then you probably got a kick out of that. Now enjoy your Tuesday and be the best you that you can be.