Cells team win Nobel Medicine prize
on 07/10/2013 11:17:45
The Nobel committee said their research on "vesicle traffic" - the transport system of our cells - helped scientists understand how "cargo is delivered to the right place at the right time" inside cells.
"Disturbances in this system have deleterious effects and contribute to conditions such as neurological diseases, diabetes and immunological disorders," the committee said.
Rothman is a professor at Yale University while Schekman is at the University of California, Berkeley. Suedhof joined Stanford University in 2008.
The medicine prize opened this year's Nobel announcements. The awards in physics, chemistry, literature, peace and economics will be announced by other juries this week and next.