The Latest: Ohsumi 'Extremely Honored' to Win Medicine Nobel

October 3, 2016 10:42 AM

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Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi says that he's "extremely honored" to have been awarded this year's Nobel Prize in medicine for discoveries related to the auto-decomposition and recycling of cellular components.

Ohsumi, who was speaking in a live phone interview with Japanese broadcaster NHK, was honored for experiments in the 1990s on autophagy, the "self-eating" process with which cells break down and recycle some of their content.

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