Japanese scientist wins Nobel for study of cell recycling
Science / Technology

Japanese scientist wins Nobel for study of cell recycling

NEW YORK (AP) — Like a busy city, a cell works better if it can dispose of and recycle its garbage. Now a Japanese scientist has won the Nobel Prize in medicine for showing how that happens. The research may pay off in treatments for diseases such as cancer, Parkinson’s and Type 2 diabetes. Yoshinori … Continue reading

Nobel Prize for Japanese who unraveled cell recycling system
Asia / Health / International News / Science

Nobel Prize for Japanese who unraveled cell recycling system

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Japanese biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday, Sept. 26th, for discoveries on how cells break down and recycle content, a garbage disposal system that scientists hope to harness in the fight against cancer, Alzheimer’s and other diseases. The Karolinska Institute honored Ohsumi for “brilliant experiments” in the … Continue reading

Business / Local / Virginia

Oyster shell recycling program expands to Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University has expanded an oyster recycling program to Charlottesville. The program operated by VCU’s Rice Rivers Center will soon start collecting discarded shells from Charlottesville restaurants. The shells, which would otherwise be sent to a landfill, will now be returned to the Chesapeake Bay to create a natural habitat … Continue reading