News in Brief: Professor Awarded for Research



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The Lasker Foundation recognized Randy Schekman, a UC Berkeley professor of molecular and cell biology, with its prestigious award for medical research yesterday.

Schekman was jointly honored with the Lasker Award for basic and clinical research with researcher James Rothman, who works with the Sloan-Kettering Institute in New York City.

Schekman and Rothman separately researched and mapped a system in the body that transports vital hormones and enzymes among cells to facilitate cell growth and division, according to a statement from UC Berkeley.

Their research has contributed to understanding diseases such as some forms of diabetes and a form of hemophilia, the statement said.

Schekman is now in the process of applying this research to the study of Alzheimer's disease.

Lasker Awards are considered similar to the Nobel Prize, and many previous winners of the award have won Nobel Prizes for the same research.

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