Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded


Three scientists were awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Medicine to:

James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman 
and Thomas C. Südhof

for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, 
a major transport system in our cells

– from the press release from

ImageThe full release can be found here. The  website  includes a link to a summary page illustrating the contributions of each scientist and how they come together to form a unified picture of vesicular traffic.

The New York Times article describing the award including an astute remark by NIH Director Francis Collins about the state of research in the United States. 

Dr. Francis Collins, the N.I.H. director, said in an interview on Monday. “Today we celebrate the three N.I.H.-supported Nobel Prize winners, but we’re being slammed by sequestration and a government shutdown.”

Even before the shutdown, scientists were facing severe budgetary difficulties that restrict the kind…

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