David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian
American scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian received the Nobel Prize in Medicine on Monday for their discoveries in the field of temperature and touch receptors, according to the jury."The groundbreaking discoveries... by this year's Nobel Prize laureates have 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,"
The Nobel jury said."In our daily lives we take these sensations for granted, but how are nerve impulses initiated so that temperature and pressure can be perceived? This question has been solved by this year's Nobel Prize laureates."Julius, professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and Patapoutian, professor at Scripps Research, California, shared the Nobel Prize check for SEK 10 million ($ 1.1 million).Last year the award was given to three virologists for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus.At the 2020 awards ceremony after the endemic pandemic, the entire selection process will take place in the shadow of Covid-19 for the first time.
The application period ends at the end of January each year; Last year, the new coronavirus was largely confined to China.The Nobel Season continues on Tuesday with the Physics and Chemistry Awards on Wednesday, followed by the highly anticipated Literature Awards on Thursday and the Peace Prize on Friday, which ends on Monday October 11th.
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