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Japanese Scientist Wins Nobel Medicine Prize for Work on “Self-Eating” Cell Mechanism

By Niklas Pollard and Kate Kelland STOCKHOLM/LONDON, Oct 3  – Japan’s Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel prize for medicine for ground-breaking experiments with yeast which exposed a key mechanism in the body’s defences where cells degrade and recycle their components. Understanding the science behind the process, called “autophagy” or “self-eating”, has led to a

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