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Japanese Researcher Wins Nobel for Work on Cell Recycling

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet on 3 October 2016 decided to award the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Yoshinori Ohsumi.
●    Ohsumi is bestowed with the prize for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy. 
●    He discovered mechanisms underlying autophagy, a fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular components.
●    Autophagy is the natural, destructive mechanism that disassembles, through a regulated process, unnecessary or dysfunctional cellular components.
●    Yoshinori Ohsumi is a Japanese cell biologist specializing in autophagy.
●    He is a professor in Tokyo Institute of Technology's Frontier Research Center.

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