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US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

STOCKHOLM: James P Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan won the 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize for research that has revolutionised the treatment of cancer, the jury said on Monday. The pair were honoured "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation," the Nobel Assembly said. BREAKING NEWS The 2018 #NobelPrize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo “for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune…

US scientists’ trio wins Nobel Medicine Prize

STOCKHOLM: US geneticists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were awarded the Nobel Medicine Prize Monday for shedding light on the biological clock that governs the sleep-wake cycles of most living things. The team's work revealed the role of genes in setting the "circadian clock" which regulates sleep and eating patterns, hormones, and body temperature, the Nobel Assembly said. "Their discoveries explain how plants, animals, and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronised with…

Japanese scientist wins Nobel medicine prize for work on ‘self-eating’ cells

TOKYO: Japan's Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology for his discovery of how cells break down and recycle their content, which could lead to a better understanding of diseases like cancer, Parkinson's and type 2 diabetes. "Ohsumi's discoveries led to a new paradigm in our understanding of how the cell recycles its content," the Nobel Assembly at Sweden's Karolinska Institute said in a statement on awarding the prize of 8 million Swedish crowns (724,125 pound). "His discoveries opened the…