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David Julius, Ardem Patapoutian win 2021 Medicine Nobel

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 05, Oct 2021
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  • U.S. scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian on Monday won the Nobel Medicine Prize for discoveries on receptors for temperature and touch.
  • This has allowed us to understand how heat, cold and mechanical force can initiate the nerve impulses that allow us to perceive and adapt to the world.
  • This research is being used to develop treatments for a wide range of diseases and conditions, including chronic pain.
  • The prestigious Nobel prizes, for achievements in science, literature and peace, were created and funded in the will of Swedish dynamite inventor and businessman Alfred Nobel.
  • They have been awarded since 1901, with the economics prize first handed out in 1969.