The year 2021’s Nobel Prize for Medicine was jointly awarded to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian from the United States of America, “for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch.”
It was noted, “Intensive ongoing research originating from 2021’s Nobel Prize awarded discoveries focuses on elucidating their functions in a variety of physiological processes. This knowledge is being used to develop treatments for a range of disease conditions, including chronic pain.”
Further tweets that elaborate on the fields of research of the two winners:
Prizes for other disciplines will be declared in the coming days, namely prizes for Physics will be announced on Tuesday, Chemistry will be announced on Wednesday, Literature on Thursday and Peace prizes will be announced on Friday. Nobel Prize 2021 for Economics will be announced on Monday, October 11.
The prestigious Nobel Prize comes with a gold medal and 10 million Swedish kronor (more than $1.14 million). This prize money comes from the legacy left behind by the creator of the prize, Alfred Nobel, a Swedish inventor, who died in 1895.
The Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology is awarded for major discoveries in the section of life science and medicine. Prizes are given to discoveries that have either/or changed the scientific paradigm and are of great benefit for humankind.