As some of you may know our last journal club was on a paper that focused around a molecule called GDF11 that was shown to increase the metabolic pathway and help prevent age related hypertrophy. Arsalon has just informed us that the GDF11 molecule featured in last week’s SBE journal discussion has won the New York Stem Cell Foundation’s 2013 Robertson stem cell prize. A hefty $200,000 will be awarded to the Harvard scientists.

The press release can be found by following the links