Do you know Professor ShinjiYamanaka? And do you know Professor Yamanaka’s research too? Did you hear iPScells? What do you know about iPS cells?Professor Yamanaka is one of theNobel prize winner in Japan. And he works in Kyoto University as a Professor.He was born in Osaka prefecture, Higashi-Osaka city. He graduated from KobeUniversity in 1987. Later, he went to America, Gladstone Institutes, Universityof California, San Francisco.
And came back to Japan, he worked in NaraInstitute of Science and Technology in 1999. 5 years later, he began to work inKyoto University as a Professor. In 2012, he winning the Nobel Prize inPhysiology or Medicine (CiRA, Yasuo Takeuchi).Professor Yamanaka said about hisresearch, this uses human’s skins to make cells. And this cells uses to makenew medicine or regenerative medicine. So, professor Yamanaka tries to make iPScells and it begins to permeative. iPS cells uses regenerate to organ that lostby ill or accident. iPS sells can make organ from human’s skin.
But it is easyto be a cancer. So researchers continue to make iPS cells safety(CiRA).But he is not only success. He hadsome mistakes and frustration. When Came back from America to Japan, he was bea depression. Because at that time, he couldn’t give his research results.
Thenhe went to a lecture that act by one of the Nobel Prize winner, SusumuTonegawa. Professor Yamanaka asked him about his research’s direction.Professor Tonegawa said,”If you are interesting, everything is OK. Do anythingyou want to do.
“This encouraged him to continue his research and later he madegreat discover (Shinya Yamanaka 143).He was not only success. But he hadnever gave up.
Change the word, Failure teaches success. iPS cells willadvanced day and day. iPS cells will more safety and useful in the future.
AndI hope In the future, young researchers get some great result like ProfessorYamanaka.