David Julius y Ardem Patapoutian were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine by “For his discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch.”
“The revolutionary discoveries of the Nobel Prizes of this year have allowed us to understand how heat, cold and mechanical force can initiate the nervous impulses that allow us to perceive and adapt to the world “added the jury that awarded the award.
Basically, their work, as explained by those responsible for this “Important and profound discovery”, explain how heat, cold, and touch can trigger responses in the nervous system.
David Julius He is an American and 65 years old. He is currently a professor at the University of California at San Francisco.
Ardem Patapoutian, 54, is an American biologist of Lebanese origin who is part of The Scripps Research, a non-profit research center specialized in biomedical sciences and located in the state of California, USA.
The knowledge provided by the research of the two winners is used for the development of treatments for a wide variety of ailments, such as chronic pain.
The Nobel Prize in Medicine It is the first in the round of these prestigious awards, which will be followed by announcements on successive days of those of Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Peace and finally that of Economics, next Monday.