Americans Julius and Patapoutian win 2021 Nobel Prize in Medicine

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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -American scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Medicine for discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch that could pave the way for new pain-killers, the award-giving body said on Monday. Their findings “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 around us,” the Nobel Assembly at Sweden’s Karolinka Institute said. “This knowledge is being used to develop treatments for a wide range of disease conditions, including chronic pain….

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