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).
Source: The Times of India