News file for: Academia Sinica
Researchers have discovered that the cell surface compounds on embryonic stem cells, called glycosphingolipids, change upon differentiation into precursors of specialized cells such as neurons and pancreatic cells.
Taiwanese researchers have successfully induced the world’s first pluripotent stem cells from the skin cells of Pompe disease patients.
Dr. Li-Huei Tsai of Taiwan’s Academia Sinica has been elected a member of the US Institute of Medicine.
President Chi-Huey Wong of the Academia Sinica in Taiwan has received the 2012 Arthur C. Cope Award for his outstanding achievements in the field of organic chemistry.
Taiwan’s Academia Sinica, along with 18 other key leaders in academia, business, arts, and media sectors have issued a declaration, asking the government to address the brain drain crisis in the country.
Prof. Li-Huei Tsai, Director of the Picower Institute of Memory and Learning, shares with us her journey as a scientist.