The Nobel Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in the world, has been announced. David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian have won the Nobel Prize 2021 in Physiology or Medicine for discovering receptors for temperature and touch. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been given jointly to both the people. The first of the 2021 Nobel Prizes (2021 Nobel Prize) have been announced.
The awards were announced by a panel at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Last year in medicine, this award was given to three scientists for their discovery. These scientists discovered the hepatitis C virus that damages the liver. This was such a breakthrough, due to which it was easy to treat this deadly disease and tests were conducted to prevent the spread of this disease through blood banks. Let us tell you that Nobel Prizes are given in many categories.
The prize is given in that category for the discovery which has benefited mankind.
Giving information about the nominations for the prestigious prize, Julien Gerath, Professor of Physiology at the Karolinska Institutet and a member of the Nobel Assembly, said, “Alfred Nobel was very clear in his will when creating the criteria for the Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine. He specifically said that he was looking for a discovery that would benefit mankind, so our criteria are too narrow. We are looking for a discovery that has either opened doors and helped us think about a problem in a new way, or that discovery changed the way we think about a problem.’
This amount is available on winning the prize
A gold medal is given in the prestigious Nobel Prize. Also, one crore Swedish kronor are given, which in Indian currency amounts to Rs 8.50 crore. The amount of the prize comes from a will left by its creator and Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel. Alfred Nobel died in 1895. At the same time, other awards are given for better work in the field of physics, chemistry, literature, peace and economics. The awards for these areas will be announced during the coming week.