Omani scholar part of Japanese team that won Nobel Prize for Medicine this year
Muscat - Omani scholar Muna bint Mohammed bin Ahmed al Habsiya has confirmed that she is part of the team that has won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine this year.
The Nobel Prize was awarded to Professor Tasuku Honjo of Japan and US researcher James P Allison in recognition for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.
The two researchers were working on different projects. Prof Honjo was working on the ability of the immunity cells to produce antibiotics - a certain type of protein and Alisson was working on cancer, the stages of development and improving the treatment.
“I was following the efforts made by Prof Honjo and his scientific research team. He reviewed my CV and then communicated with me to join his research team which was working on two researches,” said Muna.
“The research is related to treating cancer by activating the immunity system without any side-effect on patients. The treatment will enhance the immunity system and eliminate cancer,” she added.
Muna bint Mohammed bin Ahmed al Habsiya