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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.