Friday, March 17, 2017

2016 Nobel Prize in medicine

Japanese cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi,has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in medicine for discoveries on how cells break down and recycle their own components. Ohsumi,,will receive the prestigious 8m Swedish kronor (£718,000) award for uncovering “mechanisms for autophagy”, a fundamental process in cells that scientists believe can be harnessed to fight cancer and dementiaWith this he becomes the 23rd Japanese national to win a Nobel prize and overall the sixth Japanese medicine Nobel laureate. Mr. Ohsumi had received a PhD from the University of Tokyo in 1974. Currently, he is a professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT).

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