Elsevier congratulates the 2012 Nobel Laureates and is proud to honor their revolutionary research in the fields of Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Economics. All eight Nobel scientists have connections with Elsevier, publishing journal articles and book chapters and serving as journal editors or members of editorial boards. In recognition of these extraordinary scholars and their contributions to science, we are pleased to provide free access on ScienceDirect to their most-cited ground-breaking research published in Elsevier journals.
Dr. John Gurdon and Dr. Shinya Yamanaka share the award in physiology or medicine for discovering that mature, specialized cells can be reprogrammed into immature cells capable of developing into all tissues of the body. Their key individual research findings into so-called stem cells were separated by 50 years.