An Iranian chemist has won the prestigious British Science Foundation Doctor of the Year award for his work on stem cells for regenerative medicine.
As per reports, the 22-year-old scientist from Isfahan won the award for the accomplishment after winning the award at South by Southwest (SXSW) later in the year.
Until recently, the winner of the award had not even come to Yerkes National Primate Research Center before winning the chemvastatin award for pancreatic cancer. In this occasion, the award went to Sam Khamis, the oneof three winners of the award. Both of the awards - which are for scientists who have successfully cured diseases - were made in parallel with the Nobel prize awards.
Only two other winners of this year’s award, the Nobel Prize and the relatively young Viacher Prize in Physics, were hailed for achievements that were also noteworthy. The Nobel Prize went to British chemist Alfred Nobel for developing the experimental technology behind the cancer-fighting drug ViiVii in 1945. The Viacher Prize went to the Chinese physicist Li Lan for inventing and disseminating the current technology for ViiVii. The well-known Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to Hans F. Selyv for developing the trans-antibody drug 'free oxygen therapy' - the molecular therapy that brings about a successful recovery from an infection. The winners of this year’s awards had an extraordinary contribution to research in the field of regenerative medicine. They also did the most to show a clear improvement in cancer treatment.