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Friday, December 30th, 2016

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Lanza named head of Astellas global regenerative medicine

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

“Robert Lanza, one of the most prominent scientists in the field of stem cell biology, on Monday said he will lead global regenerative medicine research at Astellas Pharma Inc., the Japanese drug maker that acquired his Massachusetts company this month. Lanza will also remain in his current role of chief scientific officer at Astellas-owned Ocata Therapeutics Inc., which is developing stem cell therapies for a broad range of diseases.”

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Lanza gives opening address at the Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Lanza delivered the opening address to the judges and students at the Official Opening of 2015 MSSEF held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MSSEF was founded by the prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences and has advanced science literacy and inspired new generations of science and engineering leaders for over six decades. 400 distinguished scientists and engineers served as judges, providing the year-end competition with over $525,000 in scholarships and prizes.

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Lanza’s work voted the top science story of the year

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Winner of Discover Magazine’s ‘People’s Choice’ Award

Stem cell advance by Lanza and colleagues was voted the year’s top story, beating the Ebola outbreak, climate change crisis, entangled photons, cosmic inflation, as well as the year’s other science stories ranging from topics in space exploration to mathematics, technology, paleontology, and the environment.

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Revolutionary human stem cell trial

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Next year will see the first person receive induced pluripotent stem cells – “rewound” adult cells that can grow into any tissue in the body
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2013 Smart Guide: Revolutionary human stem cell trial
If all goes to plan, 2013 should see the first human trial of “rewound” cells. These are produced by turning adult cells back to […]

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Stem-Cell Trial Without Embryo Destruction

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Wall Street Journal
A Massachusetts biotechnology company said it expects as early as Friday to start the process for regulatory approval of what would be the first human trial involving stem cells created by reprogramming adult cells back to an embryonic-like state.
Researchers have been experimenting with treatments derived from stem cells, which can […]

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‘Biocentrism’: How Life Creates the Universe

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

The 21st century is predicted to be the Century of Biology, a shift from the previous century dominated by physics. It seems fitting, then, to begin the century by turning the universe outside-in and unifying the foundations of science, not with imaginary strings that occupy equally imaginary unseen dimensions, but with a much simpler idea that is rife with so many shocking new perspectives that we are unlikely ever to see reality the same way again.

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Robert Lanza featured on TIME.com

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Stem-cell science is a fast-moving field. Just three years since a Japanese researcher first reprogrammed ordinary skin cells into stem cells without the use of embryos, scientists at a Massachusetts biotech company have repeated the feat, only this time with a new method that creates the first stem cells safe enough for human use. […]

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DISCOVER Interview: Robert Lanza

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Photo of Robert Lanza in a Lake
Growing new body parts, reversing paralysis, stretching the limits of the human life span: This trailblazing stem cell researcher believes it is all within our reach.

Discover Magazine

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Robert Lanza Featured in Bloomberg.com News

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Advanced Cell Makes Stem Cells Without Harming Embryo
By Rob Waters
Jan. 10 (Bloomberg) — Advanced Cell Technology Inc.
scientists say they perfected a method to create new lines of
stem cells from a human embryo that doesn't harm the embryo and
may help overcome ethical concerns about the research.

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Robert Lanza Featured in Wired News

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Embryonic Stem Cells Created Without Harming Embryo, for Real This Time
By Brandon Keim Email 01.10.08 | 12:00 PM
Scientists hope a new method for producing embryonic stem cells without damaging embryos will finally place the cells in the labs of scientists searching for cures to now-untreatable diseases.
In a study published Thursday in Cell Stem Cell, […]

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Robert Lanza Featured in The Los Angeles Times

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Stem cells created without destroying embryos
By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
January 11, 2008
Scientists reported Thursday that for the first time they have made human embryonic stem cells without destroying embryos, a development that the government’s top stem cell official said would make the controversial research eligible for federal funding.
Story Landis, who chairs the […]

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Robert Lanza Featured in Newsweek Blogs

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Embryonic Stem Cells Without the Guilt?
Posted Thursday, January 10, 2008 11:00 AM
Sharon Begley
When two groups of scientists independently reported that they had caused adult human cells to regress to a state that seemed indistinguishable from embryonic stem cells, it seemed the long and bitter battle over stem cells might be history. Rather than […]

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Robert Lanza Featured in The Washington Post

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Scientists: Stem Cells Colonies Created Without Harming Embryos
By Rick Weiss, Washington Post
Thursday, January 10, 2008; 12:16 PM
Scientists in Massachusetts said today they had created several colonies of human embryonic stem cells without harming the embryos from which they were derived, the latest in a series of recent advances that could speed development of stem cell-based […]

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Robert Lanza Featured in Reuters article

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Embryo-Friendly Technique Produces Stem Cells
By Maggie Fox
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A company that devised a way to make embryonic stem cells using a technique it said does not harm human embryos reported on Thursday it has grown five batches of cells using this method and urged President George W. Bush to endorse it.
Massachusetts-based Advanced Cell Technology […]

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Robert Lanza Featured in the Wall Street Journal

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Scientists Create Stem-Cell Line
January 11, 2008, Wall Street Journal
By Gautam Naik
Scientists have created fresh human stem-cell lines without destroying the embryos from which they were derived, the latest in a series of experiments aimed at overcoming ethical concerns that have long hobbled such research.
Using the new technique, scientists extracted a single cell from an eight-cell […]

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Lanza’s Research Featured on the Cover of U.S. News & World Report

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Cover of U.S. News and World Report
Lanza’s team cloned the first human embryo. How American scientists made history by creating lifesaving embryos cells.

U.S. News & World Report

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How can journals improve peer review of cloning papers?

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

Robert Lanza, MD, and several other scientists recently participated in a discussion on “How can journals improve peer review of cloning papers?”
Read the whole post, as well as Robert Lanza’s opinion at Nature.com.

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Will Biology Solve the Universe?

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Source: Wired.com

“The answer to the universe is biology — it’s as simple as that,” says Dr. Robert Lanza, vice president of research and scientific development at Advanced Cell Technology.

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MSNBC Cosmic Log: Theory of Every-Living-Thing

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Source: Msnbc.com

Robert Lanza, vice president for research and scientific development at Advanced Cell Technology, sets forth his view on the quest for a unified cosmic theory in “A New Theory of the Universe,” an essay appearing in The American Scholar.

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In New Method for Stem Cells, Viable Embryos

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Source: New York Times, By Nicholas Wade, Gardiner Harris and Carl Hulse

Biologists have developed a technique for establishing colonies of human embryonic stem cells from an early human embryo without destroying it. This method, if confirmed in other laboratories, would seem to remove the principal objection to the research.

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Stem Cell Test Tried on Mice Saves Embryo

Monday, October 17th, 2005

Source: New York Times, By: Nicholas Wade

Scientists have devised two new techniques to derive embryonic stem cells in mice, one of which avoids the destruction of the embryo, a development that could have the potential to shift the grounds of the longstanding political debate about human stem cell research.

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Seven Days of Creation

Thursday, January 1st, 2004

Source: Wired.com, By Wendy Goldman Rohm

DAY ONE 5:10 pm
It’s late on a Sunday afternoon and nearly dark inside the tiny, windowless lab; fluorescent light is said to be bad for human embryos. I’m sitting beside Robert Lanza, medical director at Advanced Cell Technology.

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Death is Only the Beginning

Picture of dog prinst in sand on beach

If death doesn’t exist, then what happened to your dog?

Robert Lanza takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

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"Before I did the #icebucketchallenge, I challenged the leader of Advanced Cell Technology (ACT), Dr. Bob Lanza, to do the Ice Bucket Challenge. He did it and leading up to it he provided a quite articulate message for context (see video). Bob is one very cool guy even without ice water."
Paul Knoepfler

Entire Company takes the Ice Bucket Challenge. Click Here to See Video.

Lanza Featured in OMNI MAGAZINE’s Collector’s Edition

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Omni Magazine is back. Featured story:

Building Doctor Who’s Time Machine

What if you could travel through time just like you navigate space? The journey starts here

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Biocentrism Explored

Streaks of light in circular pattern

Rethinking Time, Space, and the Nature of the Universe.