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Nobel Prize goes to US scientists for discoveries of temperature and touch receptors

David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian receive the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for finding the nerve receptors that register touch and temperature, beating the mRNA favorites.

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Physiologist David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian, who works within the field of neuroscience, are this year's Nobel Prize laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

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