Physiology or Medicine Nobel Goes to Discovery of Cell’s Recycling Process

Yoshinori Ohsumi revealed workings of autophagy, a routine biological process implicated in many diseases.

The 2016 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to Japanese cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi of the Tokyo Institute for Technology for his discovery of how cells break down and recycle their own proteins and organelles, a process called “autophagy.” Read more in Inside Science.