The joint winners of the 2021 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology were inspired by chilli peppers and hugs. Photo: Shutterstock
The joint winners of the 2021 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology were inspired by chilli peppers and hugs. Photo: Shutterstock
Wellness

Hot sauces and hugs sparked 2021 Nobel Prize winners’ research, leading to new ways of treating chronic pain, heart disease

  • David Julius wanted to know how chemicals in hot peppers, caused the sensation of heat, while menthol caused a cold feeling
  • Independently, Ardem Patapoutian wanted to understand the mysteries of touch and pressure in the body

The joint winners of the 2021 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology were inspired by chilli peppers and hugs. Photo: Shutterstock
The joint winners of the 2021 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology were inspired by chilli peppers and hugs. Photo: Shutterstock
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