Nobel Prize in Medicine: Touch Receptors

Posted by Julie Boggess on Jan 7, 2022 3:41:31 PM

The 2021 winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine has been awarded to Ardem Patapoutian. PhD, a neuroscientist at Scripps Research in La Jolla, CA for discovering cell receptors that enable people to sense heat, cold, pain, touch and sound.  The award¹ is shared with David Julius, a physiologist at the University of California San Francisco.

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Topics: compassionate touch, touchisgoodmedicine, scienceoftouch

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