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Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan wins 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine!

Ohsumi's work on autophagy - how the body breaks down and recycles cellular components - helps explain what goes wrong in a range of diseases, from cancer to Parkinson's.

Cocaine makes brain cells cannibalize themselves, says study on mice

Cocaine makes brain cells cannibalize themselves, says study on mice

Researchers have contributed significant new evidence to support the idea that high doses of cocaine kill brain cells by triggering overactive autophagy (normal physiological process in the body that deals with destruction of cells), while working with mice.

Indian scientist sheds light on new treatment for heart disease in diabetics

In a breakthrough discovery, an Indian scientist has found new treatment for heart disease in diabetics by targeting a key protein.

New target for most aggressive breast cancer identified

A new study has linked deficiency in a gene that controls autophagy, a process that recycles cell waste, with the triple-negative breast cancer.

Key brain protein answer to schizophrenia

Our cells have a housekeeping service called autophagy that cleans up dysfunctional cellular components - essential to maintain cellular health.

New molecular breakthrough brings schizophrenia treatment closer to reality

A researcher has discovered a basic cellular process that may contribute to the development of schizophrenia.

Obesity increases risk of kidney failure

Obesity suppresses an important cellular process that is capable of preventing kidney cell damage, a new study has revealed.

Exercise stimulates cell’s housekeeping process

A mouse study has provided the first evidence that exercise stimulates autophagy,