| National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Congratulations to Yoshinori Ohsumi who won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work in the field of autophagy: the processes by which the cell digests and recycles its own components. This molecular biologist used baker's yeast to identify genes that control how cells destroy their own contents. Disruptions in autophagy have been linked to Parkinson's disease, type 2 diabetes and other disorders — and research is ongoing to develop drugs that can affect the process.

from in Pakistani Nurses