Nobel Laureate U.S. medical researcher Gilman dies at 74

Alfred Gilman, 53, chairman of the pharmacology department at the University of Texas Southwestern, ..Dr. Alfred Gilman, a Nobel Laureate medical researcher known for groundbreaking work on cells and diseases, has died at the age of 74 after a long illness, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School said. Gilman and Martin Rodbell won the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of the G-protein, the mechanism that receives messages in a human cell and connects them to the correct destination. Gilman said at the time that his and Rodbell's work was closely linked to understanding and treating difficult diseases.

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