- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Three researchers whose work with cell proteins has implications for Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and other degenerative illnesses will share one of the largest awards in medicine and science in the U.S.

Officials say the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research will be shared by F. Ulrich Hartl of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany; Arthur Horwich of the Yale School of Medicine; and Susan Lee Lindquist of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The $500,000 prize will be awarded in Albany on Sept. 28.

The researchers were chosen for their fundamental and complementary discoveries related to “protein folding.” The process is the last step in forming cell proteins, and disruption can lead to degenerative disease.

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