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Japan's Ohsumi Awarded Nobel Medicine Prize

Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded this year's Nobel Prize for medicine for his work autophagy — the science of how cells break down and recycle their content. "His discoveries opened the path to understanding the fundamental importance of autophagy in many physiological processes, such as in the adaptation of starvation or response to infection," the Nobel Assembly at Sweden's Karolinska Institute said in a statement on awarding the prize of...

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