Nobel Prize 2016 For Medicine Wins Japanese - Yoshinori Ohsumi

Nobel Prize 2016 For Medicine Wins Japanese:

  • Yoshinori OhsumiYoshinori Ohsumi Worked On `Self-Eating' Cell Mechanism Japan's Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel prize for medicine for ground-breaking experiments with yeast which exposed a key mechanism in the body's defences where cells degrade and recycle their components.
  • Understanding the science behind the process, called “autophagy“ or “self-eating“, has led to a better understanding of diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's and type 2 diabetes, the prize committee said on Monday . “Ohsumi's discoveries led to a new paradigm in our understanding of how the cell recycles its content,“ it said.
  • The Physiology or Medicine prize, the first of the Nobel prizes awarded each year, is worth 8 million Swedish crowns ($933,000).
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Source: The Times of India

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