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Your guide to the 2013 Nobel Prizes


October 08. 2013 3:36AM
Associated Press



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(AP) Here's a look at the achievements being honored by this year's Nobel Prizes, the $1.2 million awards handed out since 1901 by committees in Stockholm and Oslo:


NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE


The medicine prize, announced Monday in the first of the 2013 awards, honored breakthroughs in understanding how key substances are moved around within a cell. That process happens through vesicles, tiny bubbles that deliver their cargo within a cell to the right place at the right time. Disturbances in the delivery system can lead to neurological diseases, diabetes or immunological disorders. The prize was shared by Americans James E. Rothman of Yale and Randy W. Schekman of the University of California, Berkeley; and German-American Dr. Thomas C. Sudhof, of the Stanford University School of Medicine at Stanford University.


WHAT'S NEXT?


The 2013 Nobel Prize in physics will be announced on Tuesday and the chemistry award is set for Wednesday. The Swedish Academy will reveal its choice for the Nobel literature award on Thursday and a Norwegian committee will name the winner or winners of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. That award is always announced in Oslo, in line with the wishes of prize founder Alfred Nobel. This year's Nobel season ends with the economics award on Oct. 14.


Associated Press


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