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Professor Randy W. SchekmanProfessor Randy W. Schekman called the prize a wonderful acknowledgment of the work he and his students had done and said he knew it would change his life.

2 Americans, German-American win Nobel medicine prize for discovery of cell transport system

 

 

Monday, October 7

Autor: KARL RITTER

 

James Rothman, 62, of Yale University, Randy Schekman, 64, of the University of California, Berkeley, and Dr. Thomas Sudhof, 57, of Stanford University shared the $1.2 million prize for their research on how tiny bubbles called vesicles act as cargo carriers inside cells.

 

The winners’ discoveries in the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s have helped doctors diagnose a severe form of epilepsy and immune deficiency diseases in children, Hansson said. In the future, scientists hope the research could lead to medicines against more common types of epilepsy, diabetes and other metabolism deficiencies, he added.

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