Yoshinori Ohsumi, Nobel Prize in Physiology or medicine laureate

25. 11. 2017

A cleanup in the cell without which we wouldn't survive. That's autophagy - a process in which a cell gets ris of it's damaged or unnecessary parts and which seems to be also crucial in the fight against certain diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease, diabetes or cancer. Autophagy was described by professor Yoshinori Ohsumi and for this he received the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or medicine - the world's most prestigious science award, yet he himself says his first big scientific success came when he was already 43 years old.

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