2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

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Two American scientists have won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of how the body senses temperature and touch.

https://learningenglish.voanews.com...-prize-for-body-sensory-findings/6256678.html

In a statement, the committee said findings by the two scientists are being used “to develop new treatments for a wide range of disease conditions, including chronic pain.”

Julius and Patapoutian separately identified receptors in the skin as part of their work in the field of somatosensation. The field explores the ability of specialized organs – such as eyes, ears and skin – to see, hear and feel.

https://news.ki.se/the-nobel-prize-...ne-2021-to-david-julius-and-ardem-patapoutian
 
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They got started working on the capsaicin sensor.
The receptor gene lead to a lot of other interesting things.
 

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