Ardem Patapoutian was photographed watching the Nobel Prize press conference with David Julius from the comfort of his bed shortly after he was discovered to have won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian have been awarded this year’s Nobel Medicine Prize for discoveries on the receptors for temperature and touch, the jury announced today.
David Julius, a professor at the University of California at San Francisco, and Ardem Patapoutian, a professor at Scripps Research in California, will share the Nobel Prize check for 10 million Swedish kronor ($1.1 million, one million euros).
On Monday afternoon, shortly after their names were announced, the Nobel Prize’s official Instagram account shared a photo of Mr. Patapoutian and his son, Luca. The two were photographed sitting in front of a laptop, in bed, to stream the Nobel Prize press conference.
The Nobel Prize winner captioned the picture, “Just in! New drug laureate Ardem Patapoutian and his son, Luca, watching the #NobelPrize press conference shortly after receiving the good news.”
The Nobel committee also revealed that an interview with Mr Patpoutian would be shared soon.
David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian’s “successful discoveries” triggered intense research activities that have helped us understand “how our nervous systems sense heat, cold, and mechanical stimuli”, the Nobel Prize winner said on an Instagram this afternoon. Announcing the two winners in the post. .
“David Julius used capsaicin, a pungent compound from chili peppers that causes irritation, to identify a sensor in the nerve endings of the skin that respond to heat,” the committee said, while Ardem Patpoutian used “to find pressure-sensitive cells”. A new class of sensors that respond to mechanical stimuli in the skin and internal organs.”
The Nobel season continues with the prize of physics on Tuesday and chemistry on Wednesday, followed by the much-anticipated prize for literature on Thursday and the Peace Prize on Friday before the prize for Peace will be held on Monday, October 11.
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