American duo, German win Nobel Medicine Prize

A screen displays photos of (from left) Professor James E Rothman from the US, Professor Randy W Schekman from the US and Dr Thomas C Suedhof from Germany, all joined winners of the Medicine Nobel Prize, at a press conference to announce the lau
A screen displays photos of (from left) Professor James E Rothman from the US, Professor Randy W Schekman from the US and Dr Thomas C Suedhof from Germany, all joined winners of the Medicine Nobel Prize, at a press conference to announce the laureates of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday, Oct 7, 2013, at the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. -- PHOTO: AFP

STOCKHOLM (AFP) - United States duo James Rothman and Randy Schekman and German-born Thomas Suedhof won the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for their groundbreaking work on how the cell organises its transport system, the jury said.

The trio, who all work at US universities, were honoured for "their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells", it said.