Japan's Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology for his discovery of how cells break down and recycle their content, which could lead to a better understanding of diseases like cancer, Parkinson's and type 2 diabetes.
"Ohsumi's discoveries led to a new paradigm in our understanding of how the cell recycles its content," the Nobel Assembly at Sweden's Karolinska Institute said in a statement on awarding the prize of 8 million Swedish crowns ($933,000).
Japanese scientist Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Medicine for his study of autophagy, which could play a major part in treating disease and prolonging human life.
Japanese professor worked on how cells break down and recycle content, which could shed light on range of diseases.
The work of scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi has "led to a new paradigm in our understanding of how the cell recycles its content."
Kicking off this year’s Nobel Prize announcements, the Nobel Assembly at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet on Monday awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine to the Japanese cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discove...