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Nobel Prize Winning Research May Lead to New Therapies for Cancer, Alzheimer’s

Nobel Prize Winning Research May Lead to New Therapies for Cancer, Alzheimer’s

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Yoshinori Ohsumi of the University of Tokyo was recently awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work in mechanisms for autophagy. What is autophagy? From the Greek roots “auto,“ or self, and “phagia,” or eating, the word literally means self-eating. In cell biology, autophagy describes the way that cells recycle unneeded(...)

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