Just feel like highlighting this story,
Japanese scientist wins Nobel medicine prize for work on 'self-eating' cell mechanism
David Rubinsztein, deputy director of Cambridge University's Institute for Medical Research, said Ohsumi had provided scientists around the world with "critical tools" to help them understand how disrupted autophagy can contribute to illnesses including infectious diseases, cancers and neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s and Parkinson’s.
Chister Hoog, a professor at Sweden's Karolinska Institute, told Reuters the work helped explain crucial processes in human development, from growing up, to aging to succumbing to disease.
"In the very early stages (of a human’s development) your organs and your whole body is constantly being made over again – you are growing. So you need to get rid of the old stuff and generate new structures," he said.
"When you undergo aging, you have structures that have to be taken away and this – autophagy – is the principle that gets rid of them.
"If you affect this system – the genes and proteins involved in autophagy – you no longer can take care of the waste, and once it accumulates you will get some type of disease."I always admire these people of science.
Their works really aim to make our lives better.
Better than those people whose profession only make our lives more complicated so that they can earn tonnes of money from our difficulties.
I think you all know what are those professions.
Anyway, I hope Malaysia will one day produce such brilliant scientists.
They can really make our country proud.
For me, they can be our true heroes.
If only we can focus our efforts towards producing such scientists.
That would be much better than producing more politicians like what we are doing now.
Everyone seems keen to be politicians these days.
Just go to our social media and you can see that everyone is trying to be a political expert.
Politics is a shortcut to fame and fortune for most of these people.
Actually, that's why our politicians are not even of good quality, if you ask me.
Why do we give so much importance to them?
Why do we have to listen to them all the time?
Really. I don't think we need to do all that.
We should instead be focused on our works.
The Japanese don't seem to care much about all the stupid politics like we do.
They work hard instead.
That's why they got such brilliant scientists and other professionals who make their society truly better.
Election time, they just vote the politicians who bullshit the least.
Isn't that easier and better.
We should try that, okay.
Oh, by the way, in Japan they have very passionate politicians.
They really try their best don't they.