NOBEL PRIZE

Nobel Medicine Prize for research into temperature and touch

1:15 min
  • The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded jointly to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian "for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch."
  • Their discoveries have been important for the development of treatments for different conditions, including chronic pain.
  • This is the first of the Nobel Prizes to be announced this year, and will be followed later this week and next by the prizes for physics, chemistry, literature, peace and economy.