Nobel Prize-Winning Autophagy Research Laid Groundwork For Potential Parkinsons Treatment

Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine on Oct. 3 for his discoveries of the mechanisms for autophagy, which is how cells recycle their contents. Autophagy is a quality control mechanism that destroys invading pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses,

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Nobel Prize-Winning Autophagy Research Laid Groundwork For Potential Parkinsons Treatment

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