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Images of James Rothman and Randy Schekman, of the US,  and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof  are projected on a screen, in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, as Karolinska Institute Nobel committee chairman Goran Hansson  announces them as the winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine. Americans James Rothman and Randy Schekman and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof won the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries on how proteins and other materials are transported within cells.  (AP Photo/ TT News Agency Janerik Henriksson) SWEDEN OUT
Images of James Rothman and Randy Schekman, of the US, and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof are projected on a screen, in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, as Karolinska Institute Nobel committee chairman Goran Hansson announces them as the winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine. Americans James Rothman and Randy Schekman and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof won the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries on how proteins and other materials are transported within cells. (AP Photo/ TT News Agency Janerik Henriksson) SWEDEN OUT
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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.


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