Members of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine (from left) Edvard Smith, Anna Wedell and Klas Kaerre sit in front of a screen displaying portraits of James P Allison (left) and Tasuku Honjo during the announcement of the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Photograph: AFP

American James Allison and Japanese Tasuku Honjo won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discoveries leading to new approaches in harn(...)

Yoshinori Ohsumi, who was awarded the Nobel prize for medicine

Japan’s Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology for his discovery of how cells break down and recycle their content, whic(...)

Hans Forssberg (L), member of the Nobel Assembly, gives an interview after a press conference of the Nobel Committee to announce the winners of the 2015 Nobel Medicine Prize at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. Irish-born William Campbell, Satoshi Omura of Japan and China’s Youyou Tu (their portraits are displayed (L-R) on the screen in background) are the laureates of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015. Photograph: AFP / Jonathan Nackstrand/Getty

An Irish-born scientist has jointly won the 2015 Nobel Prize for medicine for work against parasitic diseases, the award-giving body said on Monday. D(...)

 Nobel Prize winner US Professor John O’ Keefe speaks to reporters after winning the award for Physiology or Medicine during a press conference in London. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

A son of Irish emigrants, Anglo-American professor John O’Keefe jointly won the 2014 Nobel Prize for medicine today with Norwegian couple May-Britt an(...)