August 25th 2006. Shinya Yamanaka and Kazutoshi Takahashi announced that they had made a huge discovery! One that would change the stem cell field and get them a Nobel Prize. They had discovered that adult cells, like your skin cells for example, could be reprogrammed to, once again, look and function like embryonic stem cells […]Read More 10 years of induced pluripotent stem cells. Are they still the future?
Since my I won my first science prize!!! …. well sort of! blog post all the way back in February, I’ve actually won a science prize! It was another three minute thesis competition – but it was the actual university- wide competition where I won the audience prize within my Faculty’s heat- so I must have some […]Read More A day in the life of a PhD student. Chapter 1.