Molecular biologist Randy Sheckman, who shared the 2013 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, acknowledges applause after receiving his prize during the ceremony in Stockholm last December.
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Shinya Yamanaka from Kyoto University was named the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering how mature, adult cells can be reprogrammed into immature stem cells.
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Dr. Ralph Steinman of Rockefeller University died Friday, three days before he was named a winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for "his discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity."