Japan’s Ohsumi wins Nobel Prize in medicine

Daily News Article - October 4, 2016


1. Who won the Nobel Prize for medicine this year?

2. What is autophagy?

3. What did Japanese microbiologist Yoshinori Ohsumi discover in his research? Be specific.

4. Explain the benefits Mr. Ohsumi’s discovery could produce. (Include how others describe the possible benefits of his discovery. See “Background” below the questions.)

5. What led Mr. Ohsumi to conduct this research?

6. Define physiology.

7. How does Yoshinori Ohsumi’s work inspire you?