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A Japanese cell biologist will win the award for physiology or medicine for explaining autophagy, or "self-eating."

Inside Science Staff

Getting enough shut-eye, say experts, could give athletes that elusive edge in competition.

Rebecca Boyle, Contributor

Improvements in the technology of transplantation have opened up the donation of kidneys to significantly more living donors.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Improving how combat wounds are treated.

Marsha Lewis, Contributing Producer

Will the blood you donate today be effective in six weeks?

Karin Heineman, ISTV Executive Producer

What happens at high altitude may help patients in the ICU.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Tiny tubes deliver functioning genes to cells with broken copies.

Cynthia McKelvey, Contributor

Updates and fun facts about this year's prize in physiology or medicine.

Chris Gorski, Editor

How chemists found a positive use for greenhouse gas.

Marsha Lewis, Contributing Producer

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