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Two Americans, James Rothman and Randy Schekman, and Germany’s Thomas Sudhof won the 2013 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology for research into how the cell organizes its transport system, the award-giving body said on Monday. Live blog: http://reut.rs/nobel2013
"Through their discoveries, Rothman, Schekman and Sudhof have revealed the exquisitely precise control system for the transport and delivery of cellular cargo," the Nobel Assembly at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute said in a statement when awarding the prize of 8 million crowns ($1.2 million).
Medicine is the first of the Nobel prizes awarded each year. Prizes for achievements in science, literature and peace were first awarded in 1901 in accordance with the will of dynamite inventor and businessman Alfred Nobel.
What if you could predict your chances of being shot from your social network: who you know and how you know them? Turns out, maybe you can.
The Cornell Square Park shooting September 19, in which two men wounded 13 by firing indiscriminately into a public park, has added new urgency to the discussion about violent crime in Chicago. It’s no secret that some parts of the city are more dangerous than others. As Noah Berlatsky pointed out last week, race and socioeconomic class can feel like prime predictors of how safe you are in Chicago. Those living on the South Side, where the shooting took place, face some of the highest violent crime and murder rates in the nation without, counterintuitively, any nearby hospital trauma unit to deal with the effects. At the same time, it’s not as simple as some neighborhoods being “safe” and others being “unsafe.”
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