Music and NPR News for Central and Northern Michigan
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Physiologists who made discoveries in understanding temperature and touch win Nobel Prize

A Nobel Prize medal is pictured during the production process on Oct. 29, 2019 in Eskilstuna, Sweden. (Jonathan Nackstrand/ Getty Images)
A Nobel Prize medal is pictured during the production process on Oct. 29, 2019 in Eskilstuna, Sweden. (Jonathan Nackstrand/ Getty Images)

Two physiologists who pioneered the scientific understanding of the sense of touch have won this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine.

David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian won the award Monday “for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch.”

Here & Now‘s Jane Clayson speaks with Patapoutian, professor at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.