This year's Nobel Laureate discovered and elucidated mechanisms underlying autophagy, a fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular components. Oshuma is a professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. This is a developing story. It will be updated.
The work of scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi has "led to a new paradigm in our understanding of how the cell recycles its content."
A Japanese cell biologist, Dr. Ohsumi was recognized for his work on autophagy, the process by which cells recycle their content.
Japanese cell biologist is named 2016 laureate for his discoveries on how the body’s cells detoxify and repair themselves The Nobel prize in medicine has been awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discoveries on how the body’s cells d...
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology for his discovery of mechanisms for degrading and recycling cellular components, the award-giving body said on Monday.