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Nobel prize is awarded for studies of intracellular transport mechanisms

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6087 (Published 08 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6087
  1. Geoff Watts
  1. 1London

The 2013 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology has been awarded to one German and two US cell biologists for their exploration of the mechanisms by which hormones, neurotransmitters, and other such materials are transported in tiny vesicles through the cell to their point of delivery.

The three winners are Randy W Schekman, born in 1948 and based in the University of California at Berkeley, James E Rothman, born in 1950 and working at Yale University, and Thomas C Südhof, born in 1955 in Göttingen, Germany, and now at Stanford University.

Daniel Davis, professor of immunology at Manchester University’s Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research and author of a new …

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