SCIENCE

Prize awarded for research on Polyarthritis

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded this year’s Crafoord Prize jointly to one American and two Japanese scientists. The winners, Charles Dinarello from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Tadamitsu Kishimoto and Toshio Hirano from the University of Osaka in Japan, were awarded a shared half a million dollars for their research in Polyarthritis, a disease which involves inflammation in multiple joints.

The discoveries, which were made during the 1970’s and 80’s, have opened up new fields of research and have led to more targeted medicines. This means less pain for sufferers.  

The Crafoord prize is one of the world’s largest scientific prizes and has been awarded annually since 1982.

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