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Nobel Prize for medicine goes to Japanese gene researcher for autophagy work
 

Nobel Prize for medicine goes to Japanese gene researcher for autophagy work

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Yoshinori Ohsumi has won the 2016 Nobel prize for medicine for his gene research that has implications for the development of new treatments for a wide variety of diseases.
 
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8 Oct 2016 - General
 
Asia's very own is bagging this year's Nobel Prize for medicine or physiology. Congratulations Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi! Autophagy sounds promising. I am not even aware of this until I stumbled upon this article. Thank you Mahmoud AbdelAziz for this wonderful medical breakthrough update. I hope that advancement in autophagy happens sooner to aid those in great need of cellular recovery. I could think of cance...
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Congratulations to Yoshinori Ohsumi on receiving Nobel Prize 2016 for medicine or physiology. He has made such a magnificent achievement by introducing the concept of “autophagy” and “genes responsible for autophagy”. Autophagy mechanism can be implicated in the development of new approaches and treatment to the huge list of diseases. In the true sense, this discovery is a huge leap in the improvement of mankind’s welfare. He has carried out research on yeast cells and detected the key genes tha...
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We can easily notice the trend Nobel Prize committee has been following the last few years. They are giving extra attention to the academic studies and basic sciences rather than clinical practice. This simply shows us how vital the basic science advancements are to the medical field and the entire mankind. This year’s winner, Dr Yoshinori Ohsumi is a distinguished professor who took the unusual path and followed his passion in the cellular physiology revealing some important secrets about autop...
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