Physiology or Medicine

The 2016 Nobelprize in Physiology or Medicin was unshared awarded the cellbiologist Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi for showing how living cells can break down and recycle their own components. The phenomenon is called autophagy which means “self eating”.

Ohsumi donated two different objects to the Nobelmuseum: one miniature model of himself and some protein molecule models.

Post date 31 Mar.

The latest addition to the Nobel Museum collection is this device for cleaning tissue extract, donated by Arvid Carlsson, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine for the year 2000.

Post date 26 Jul.

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