NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A Yale University professor is one of three researchers to win the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine for discoveries on how hormones, enzymes and other key substances are transported within cells.

James Rothman said work on the project recognized on Monday began in 1978.

He and Randy Schekman at the University of California at Berkeley and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof were recognized for their research on the transport system of cells. The Nobel committee said disturbances to the system can contribute to diabetes and neurological and immunological disorders.

The 62-year-old Rothman said in an interview Monday morning that he does not know how the Nobel Prize might change his work. He lost grant money and he will now reapply for the funding hoping the Nobel Prize will help restore the money.

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