“BRILLIANT …. a riveting and moving story” — Rhonda Byrne, #1 NY Times bestseller
“A thrilling story you won’t forget” — Robin Cook, #1 NY Times bestseller
Dr. Robert Lanza selected for the 2014 TIME 100 list of the hundred most influential people in the world, along with Pope Francis, Beyoncé, Vladimin Putin, Robert Redford, and other artists, pioneers, leaders, titans and icons.
“…he’s the standard-bearer for stem cell research”Lanza published a paper in The Lancet earlier this year detailing the results of early clinical trials involving two women suffering from macular degeneration. Lanza Featured in Fortune MagazineA UCLA ophthalmologist injected each woman...
Dr. Lanza selected as one of Prospect Magazine's "World Thinkers 2015." The thinkers were chosen for "engaging in original and profound ways with the central questions of the world today," as well as for their continuing significance for "this year's...
Send in the Clones. Biologist Robert Lanza has a plan to help endangered species fight extinction. Earlier this year a group of scientists gathered at an Iowa farm to watch a cow give birth by C-Section. Download the PDF
“…his mentors described him [Lanza] as a “genius,” a “renegade” thinker, even likening him to Einstein.”“Robert Lanza is the living embodiment of the character played by Matt Damon in the movie Good Will Hunting. Growing up underprivileged in Stoughton, Mass.,...
Stem Cell Test Tried on Mice Saves Embryo. Technique Could Shift Debate on Humans. Lanza’s Research Featured on Front Page of New York Times Stem Cell Test Tried on Mice Saves Embryo. Technique Could Shift Debate on Humans. Scientists have...
DR ROBERT LANZA FEATURED ON “LIVE TO BE 150, CAN YOU DO IT?”. Dr Lanza with Barbara Walters by ABC News Several links and images can be found below. Click to View The Barbara Walter’s Special homepage. Click to View an article...
“Robert Lanza is widely acknowledged as one of the fathers of the field of applied stem cell biology.”- Mark S Blumenkranz, MD, MMSHJ Smead Professor, Stanford University, and Trustee, Brown University
At Home with Robert Lanza, stem-cell and cloning pioneerProfessionally, Lanza works at the cutting edge of human discovery, but the majority of his domestic space looks like a museum from a bygone era. Uninformed visitors to Robert Lanza's home, a...
“Since my 20s, I haven’t had to deal with the distractions that come from being able bodied. I’ve led a life of the mind. Stem cells may give you that same freedom, allowing you to pursue your wildest dreams without...
The Dawning of a New Era of Hope Stem cell researcher Robert Lanza hopes to save thousands of lives -- and for a long time this caused him to fear for his own… At the time, a doctor was threatened...
Seven Days of Creation. The inside story of a human cloning experiment.
Robert Lanza Receives Award for Eye-Opening Work on Embryonic Stem Cells
Endangered species cloned. This is the first time one species has been cloned using the eggs and surrogate mother of an entirely different species. Scientists think they can use the same technique to resurrect the woolly mammoth and other extinct...
Since he was a child, Dr. Bob Lanza has been fascinated by science and human health. He spent his early years attempting to better understand how the cells in the body interact and how they had a…Read More ➞
Observers determine the structure of spacetime itself
The paper—published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (one of the world’s leading journals in cosmology & astrophysics, covering the latest developments and breakthroughs including Stephen Hawking’s groundbreaking…
On Decoherence in Quantum Gravity
In his papers on relativity, Einstein showed that time was relative to the observer. This new paper takes this one step further,…Read More (Wired) Read More (Discover Magazine)
THE GRAND BIOCENTRIC DESIGN: How Life Creates Reality
Why are we here? Where did it all come from―the laws of nature, the stars, the universe. Humans have been asking these questions forever, but science hasn’t succeeded in…
Omni Magazine is back. Featured story: Building Doctor Who’s Time Machine
What if you could travel through time just like you navigate space? The journey starts here
“Robert Lanza, one of the most prominent scientists in the field of stem cell biology, on Monday said he will lead global regenerative medicine research at Astellas Pharma Inc., the Japanese drug maker that acquired his Massachusetts…Read More ➞
Lanza delivered the opening address to the judges and students at the Official Opening of 2015 MSSEF held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MSSEF was founded by the prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences and… Read More ➞
Winner of Discover Magazine’s ‘People’s Choice’ Award
Stem cell breakthrough by Lanza and colleagues was voted the year's top story, beating the Ebola outbreak, climate change crisis, entangled photons, cosmic inflation,…Read More ➞
“For a nice two decades scientists have dreamt about using human embryonic stem cells to treat diseases … that day has finally come…scientists have used human embryonic stem cells to successfully treat patients suffering from severe vision…Read More (Time magazine) Watch Video (Wall Street Journal)
“Advancement Could Lead to Treatment for Alzheimer’s, Heart Disease”
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“After years of failed attempts, researchers have finally generated stem…Time magazine [Read More] NPR [Listen to the Story]
Past honorees in other fields have included Dion, Susan Lucci, Tony Danza, Paul Giamatti, Paul Sorvino and Rudy Giuliani
Dr. Lanza received this year’s prestigious Il Leone di San Marco award in Medicine (along with Regis…
Article selected as one of Longreads 10 Best Stories
Robert Lanza has racked up a slew of scientific accolades for his pioneering work on cloning and stem cells. And then there’s the private island stocked with dinosaur…Read More ➞
Top U.S. scientists hang their lab coats for stem cell research fundraising efforts. The 2011 “CELLebrity” Doctors Calendar spotlights twelve highly renowned doctors in the U.S. and details the progress that has been made in their prospective…Read More ➞
Discover Interview Fighting for the Right to Clone
Stem cell and cloning guru Robert Lanza has battled the Catholic Church, the White House, and violent protesters.… Read More ➞
The Biocentric Universe Theory: Stem-cell guru Robert Lanza presents a radical new view of the universe and everything in it.
A New Theory of the Universe: Biocentrism builds on quantum physics by adding life to the equation.
The American Scholar
Biologists have developed a technique for establishing colonies of human embryonic stem cells from an early human embryo without destroying it.
New York Times
Lanza featured in the 2013 “TOP 50 Global Stem Cell Influencers.” It is the result of a global survey of the stem cell community, which yielded thousands of votes. The 50 personalities were picked based on their career achievements whether this was groundbreaking discovery and research, innovation, or lifetime dedication. Lanza was among the top four on the list, alongside James Thomson and Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka.Read More ➞
New breakthroughs in stem cells and tissue engineering are the key to extending life.
Can humankind reverse the tide of extinction? This video includes biographical material on Lanza.
It’s an experimental breakthrough for macular degeneration. How embryonic stem cells helped two blind people see again.
Speaking with the authority of a distinguished scientific career, Robert Lanza presents the case for abandoning the “dumb universe” paradigm…
“My special guest is Dr. Robert Lanza and his extraordinary mind, I just finished reading his book Biocentrism and I said to myself, ‘Finally, aha, somebody that I can totally relate to.”
— Deepak Chopra
TIME Magazine: Top 100 Icons of the Century
“To give us a glimpse about some of the big breakthroughs that were made in biotechnology, we have Dr. Robert Lanza of Advanced Cell Technology. He is one of the leading scientists making breakthroughs in this fast moving field.”
— Dr. Michio Kaku
Professor of Theoretical Physics and Co-Founder of String Theory
“Greatest Psychologist of All Time” Most Influential Psychologists (American Psychological Association)
1. B. F. Skinner
2. Jean Piaget
3. Sigmund Freud
SCIENCE 207; 543 (1980)
Robert Lanza (with B.F Skinner & Robert Epstein)
SCIENCE 212; 695 (1981)
Robert Lanza (with B. F. Skinner & Robert Epstein)
Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior 38; 201 (1982)
Lanza (with Skinner & Starr)
Pigeon Talk − A triumph for bird brains
– TIME Magazine
Pigeons’ ‘Conversation’ Triggers a Debate About Language – NY Times
Science Watch: ‘Self-Awareness’ in Animals
– NY Times
Pigeons Punch Buttons. Talking or Training?
– My Weekly Reader
Developed Polio Vaccine
J. Supramol. Struct 182;33 (1979)
Lanza (with Salk)
Performed the World’s First Heart Transplant
New England Journal of Medicine 307; 1275 (1982) Lanza (with Barnard & Cooper)
JAMA 249; 1746 (1983)
Lanza (with Barnard, Cooper & Cassidy)
American Heart Journal 107; 8 (1984)
Lanza (with Barnard, Cooper & Boyd)
Recipient of the 1972 Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology
Lanza worked with Porter at Oxford University in 1977
Nobel-winner was “The Father of Modern Immunology”
Lanza worked with Edelman at Rockefeller University in 1976
Meet AIRM’s Chief Scientific Officer: Dr. Robert Lanza
Regenerative medicine could revolutionize medicine, and provide therapies for the world’s most deadly conditions...
For the first time, an experimental treatment made from human embryonic stem cells has shown evidence of helping someone, partially restoring sight to two people suffering from slowly progressing forms of blindness By Rob Stein and David Brown For the first time, an experimental treatment made from human embryonic stem cells has shown evidence of helping someone, partially […]
The first-ever report of the medical use of stem cells taken from human embryos
The first patients to receive human embryonic stem cell transplants say their lives have been transformed by the experimental procedure By Alice Park | @aliceparkny | January 24, 2012 | For the researchers at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute who launched the first-ever study to show that human embryonic stem cells may help reverse patients’ disease, the history-making day began at […]
Possible stem cell treatment for Macular Degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in older Americans
“This is the first time an embryonic stem cell therapy has been approved in Europe,” said Lanza. Retinal cells derived from embryonic stem cells will be injected behind patients’ retinas.Photograph: Roger Tooth/Guardian British surgeons are to take part in the first trial in patients of a human embryonic stem cell therapy to gain approval from […]
“The initiation of these two clinical trials marks an important turning point for the field.” said Robert Lanza, the company’s chief scientific officer. Researchers at UCLA treat the first patients in the second FDA-approved study evaluating a therapy made from human embryonic stem cells. (Reed Hutchinson/UCLA) Researchers have treated the first two patients in the […]
“Researchers see the start of a second set of tests, in blindness, as an important landmark for the stem-cell field.” Eye opener: A confocal microscope image of a rat retina after injection of human retinal pigment epithelium cells.Credit: Advanced Cell Technologies In a bid to harness the potential of embryonic stem cells, surgeons in California have […]
The great promise of stem cells is finally being put to the test. “We are finally ready to break ground on this field with the first trials,” says Dr. Robert Lanza, “It’s taken a decade of extensive research to get to this point.” The Tiniest Transplant The great promise of stem cells is finally being […]
Lanza’s dream of turning human embryonic stem cells into therapies for the sick and the suffering is taking a huge step closer to reality. May 23 & 30, 2011 Stem cells from embryos may finally cure patients—reviving a bitter debate. By Sharon Begley Stem cells are taken from donated human embryos, then grown in a […]
Federal officials have approved the start of human embryonic stem cell treatment experiments on patients suffering a leading cause of vision loss.
For only the second time, the Food and Drug Administration approved a company’s request to test an embryonic stem cell-based therapy on human patients.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the second human trial of human embryonic stem cells — this one testing cells in people with a progressive form of blindness.
An American biotech company has just announced that it has been licensed to begin human trials of a stem cell treatment for blindness.
Government regulators have given the go-ahead to a second study that will for the first time carefully test a treatment created using human embryonic stem cells in people, according to the company sponsoring the experiment.
Federal officials have cleared a second clinical trial of a human embryonic stem-cell treatment, a company announced Monday, for a progressive blindness syndrome affecting young people.
NEW YORK (AP) – For only the second time, the U.S. government has approved a test in people of a treatment using embryonic stem cells – this time for a rare disease that causes serious vision loss.
Advanced Cell Technology, of Marlborough, Mass., said it would test its stem cell therapy on 12 adults with severe vision loss caused by Stargardt’s, an inherited disease. The company has turned human embryonic stem cells into retinal pigment epithelial cells,…
“An interview with the author of Biocentrism, a book that Nyogen Roshi (the last authorized disciple of Taizan Maezumi Roshi, the foremost Zen master of the twentieth century) describes as mirroring his experiences in the practice of zazen as closely as anything he has encountered in a modern writer.” Paradigm Shifter: An Interview with Robert […]
Robert Lanza and Kwang-Soo Kim of Harvard University have won a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Opportunity Award for research in “Translating Basic Science Discoveries into New and Better Treatments” under the American Recovery & Reinvestment…
Dr. Lanza Recognized as a “Stem Cell Pioneer”
WORCESTER, MA – May 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE)—Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (“ACT”; OTCBB: ACTC) announced today that the company’s Chief Scientific Officer, Robert Lanza, MD, has been recognized…
When scientists first created induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) three years ago, they were hailed as a game-changing advance for medicine: Scientists hoped the engineered cells…
by Sharon Begley
Embryonic” and “senescent” aren’t supposed to go together any more than “good” and “grief” or other oxymorons, which is why biologist Robert Lanza was “devastated” when he saw what was happening with the…
By Alice Park
Stem-cell science is a fast-moving field. Just three years since a Japanese researcher first reprogrammed ordinary skin cells into stem cells without the use of embryos, scientists at a Massachusetts biotech company have…
Robert Lanza on Psychology Today – Is Death An Illusion? Evidence Suggests Death Isn’t the End
Evidence suggests death isn’t the end.
Scientist in a TreehouseMany years ago, as a young boy, I persuaded myself to make an immense journey.
“…Dr. Lanza’s writings provided me with the pieces of perspective that I had been desperately seeking.”
“I downloaded a digital copy of [Biocentrism] in the privacy of my home…Now, mind you, my motivation was not all that pure. It was my intention to read the book so I could more effectively refute it like a dedicated physicist was expected to. I consider myself to be firmly and exclusively entrenched in the cosmology camp embodied by the likes of Stephen Hawking, Lisa Randall, Brain Greene, and Edward Witten…The book had the completely opposite effect on me. The views that Dr. Lanza presented in this book changed my thinking in ways from which there could never be retreat. Before I had actually finished reading the book, it was abundantly obvious to me that Dr. Lanza’s writings provided me with the pieces of perspective that I had been desperately seeking. Everything I had learned and everything I thought I knew just exploded in my mind and, as possibilities first erupted and then settled down, a completely new understanding emerged. The information I had accumulated in my mind hadn’t changed, but the way I viewed it did – in a really big way.”
“Before I did the #icebucketchallenge, I challenged the leader of Advanced Cell Technology (ACT), Dr. Bob Lanza, to do the Ice Bucket Challenge. He did it and leading up to it he provided a quite articulate message for context (see video). Bob is one very cool guy even without ice water.”
Entire Company takes the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Here is a sampling of his papers:
From Wikipedia: The h-index measures both the productivity and impact of a scientist or scholar. A value for h of about 12 might be typical for advancement to tenure (associate professor) at major [US] research universities. A value of about 18 could mean a full professorship, 15–20 could mean a fellowship in the American Physical Society, and 45 or higher could mean membership in the United States National Academy of Sciences. According to Hirsch (who put forward the h-index), an h index of 20 is good, 40 is outstanding, and 60 is truly exceptional.