Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to Japan’s Yoshinori Ohsumi for work on ‘cell recycling’

October 3, 2016 9:44 AM

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Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi has won the 2016 Nobel for Physiology or Medicine for his work on a fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular components known as autophagy.

In making the announcement Monday morning, the prize committee in Stockholm said the work involves a series of "brilliant experiments" in the 1990s involving baker's yeast.

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