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Japan's Ohsumi wins Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cell 'recycling'

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It would be great if one day reports of people awarded a Nobel Prize didn't have a prize count by country as if reporting the Olympics. It's not a contest that people enter to "win."

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Well done, professor. Some Nobel Prizes still mean something and this is one of them.

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Congratulations! Learn something everyday.

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Well done Professor Ohsumi and team! I hope their research will eventually lead to a breakthrough in the treatment of those horrible diseases Parkinson’s and diabetes.

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"It would be great if one day reports of people awarded a Nobel Prize didn't have a prize count by country as if reporting the Olympics. It's not a contest that people enter to 'win.'"

I agree, but try telling that to some people who work in the Japanese government. I think some people in the Japanese government see little or no difference between the medal counts at the Olympics every two years and the Nobel Prize count every year in October. For me, what followed in Japan after the awarding of the Nobel Prize in chemistry to Tanaka Koichi in 2002 remains one of the craziest overreactions I've ever witnessed by members of the media and government in any country.

Again, I would emphasize that this Nobel obsession in Japan is far more common among elites in the government and media than among ordinary people who care little or not at all.

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Bravo! Another Japanese scientist wins a Nobel!

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Yoshinori Ohsumi makes humanity feel proud. really great!

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Congratulations, sir!

And rockin' the Abe Lincoln beard to boot!

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Massive congrats to Ohsumi and his team and J research as a whole.

The generous prizemoney will def help pay for lads' 3-day bender, Oslo ain't cheap!

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Congratulations professor!

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That's incredible news and a great achievement!

TBH, considering the Peace prize candidates are a failed Colombian peace deal and an Iranian nuclear deal that has raised tensions in the ME, I'd say this Medicine prize is far superior and more prestigious

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Congratulations, professor Ohsumi! I really proud of your great accomplishments.

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the most prestigious of the prizes, the peace prize, will be announced.

Yeah... Obama's 'prize' needs to be revoked seeing as his track record has been nothing but peaceful. Prestigious, what a sad joke!!!

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