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Yoshinori Ohsumi wins Nobel prize in medicine for work on autophagy

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 detoxify and repair themselves. The Japanese cell biologist will receive the prestigious 8m Swedish kronor (£718,000) award for “mechanisms for autophagy”.
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