Yale professor shares Nobel Prize in medicine
Dr. James Rothman shares prize with 2 other researchers for discoveries on how hormones, enzymes, other substances are transported within cells
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Yelling university can boast another Nobel laureate on its faculty. Doctor James -- shared the prize for medicine this year with two other researchers are Bryant -- justice what a Nobel Prize winner does that day his award is announced. Doctor James Rothman does not enter room to a standing ovation every day but it likely happen a lot on this day that day he learned he won the Nobel Prize for medicine sharing it with two other researchers. Doctor rothmans research on how he substances move about in cells could lead to revolutionary treatment for neurological disorders. He says he was awakened by the Nobel Committee at 4:30 in the morning with the good news. Now in past years I have not been asleep on such occasions but the call didn't arrive. He says his work as the result of 25 years of research that began with a lot of help from federal government grants which he fears are woefully inadequate today -- I had. Five years to fill literally and before I had the first initial sign of success and I'd like to think. That that kind of support. Existed today but I think there's less and less of and and it's it's it's actually becoming a pressing national issues. Certainly a day of celebration but as much as doctor Roth in his -- with a brilliant researcher he is also respected as a teacher. Who did not take the day off from the classroom. Where he also received an ovation some small trophies and a medal from his students who are awed and inspired by their teachers accomplished wanna do something like that -- and so you're very -- and you see the people who teach you. You know. This morning it was on the news that ever and so we could tell my friends back home and oh yeah. My lecture today he's just casually -- -- as a starting was like no big deal was just another day Al. This is certainly a landmark moment in doctor -- career if not the pinnacle but he said despite that. He had a message for his research group this morning hey guys it's not over yet. In New Haven, Connecticut Brian Bernal NEC yet.