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Nobel winners for discoveries on cellular vesicle transport speak out at ASCB in New Orleans
Date:12/12/2013

NEW ORLEANS, LADECEMBER 12, 2013They are coming to New Orleans to talk science with their fellow members of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) on Monday, December 16, but the ASCB winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Medicine, Randy Schekman, PhD, and James Rothman, PhD, are speaking out on controversial issues they believe threaten American science and American society.

On Saturday in Stockholm, Rothman of Yale University closed his Nobel lecture with a warning that "brutal cuts" in federal research funding are destroying American competitiveness in science. On Tuesday in an opinion column published in the British newspaper, The Guardian, Schekman of the University of California, Berkeley, said that the world's three leading scientific journalsCell, Nature, and Scienceare warping science for their own commercial purposes. Calling them "luxury" journals, Schekman wrote, "These journals aggressively curate their brands, in ways more conducive to selling subscriptions than to stimulating the most important research."

Longtime ASCB members, Schekman and Rothman won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of how molecules move through the cell in vesicles and fuse to target membranes in a process known as "trafficking." Schekman who was ASCB President in 1999 and Rothman who has been an ASCB member since 1982 will share their joint prize of roughly $1.2 million US with Thomas Sdhof of Stanford University for their work on the machinery regulating vesicles in the cell as they move along cytoskeletal roadways, delivering cargoes to different parts of the cell. This basic work was a huge boost for researchers studying conditions such as diabetes and neurodegeneration.

Both men are concerned that the work for which they won their Nobels would be much more difficult in the future because of an climate of budget cutbacks and branded scientific publications. Schekman has been particularl
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Contact: John Fleischman
jfleischman@ascb.org
513-706-0212
American Society for Cell Biology
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