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Why Ohsumi’s Nobel Prize is important for Parkinson’s

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Japanese biologist, Yoshinori Ohsumi, for his work on how cells dispose of and recycle their waste – a process known to be linked to Parkinson’s.

Waste disposal and recycling in cells happens through a process called autophagy. Thanks to Yoshinori’s work, we now know that there are different types of autophagy in our cells.

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PUK Nobel Prize article

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