Blog October 4 2021 #5

Blog October 4 2021 #5

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Blog 4 de octubre 2021

Blog October 4 2021 #5

Nobel Prize Awarded for Research About Temperature and Touch

David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian were honored for their discoveries about how heat, cold and touch can initiate signals in the nervous system

he Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly on Monday to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian, two scientists whose work identifying how people sense heat, cold, touch and their own bodily movements has opened the door to the development of non-opioid painkillers.


Dr. Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice received the prize for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus. The Nobel committee said the three scientists had “made possible blood tests and new medicines that have saved millions of lives.”

The physics prize went to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez for their discoveries — including work on black holes — that have improved the understanding of the universe.

The chemistry prize was jointly awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for their work on the development of Crispr-Cas9, a method for genome editing.

My 2 cents opinion:
I am glad to see that scientific knowledge continues to grow in spite of human’s social failures..

Mi opinión: Me alegra ver que el conocimiento humano continua creciendo a pesar del malestar social en el mundo.

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