Nobel panel to announce winner of medicine prize

Nobel panel to announce winner of medicine prize
A Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 file photo of a Nobel medal displayed during a ceremony in New York. Credit: Angela Weiss/Pool Photo via AP, File

The winner, or winners, of the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine will be announced Monday at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

Among the researchers who may be honored this year are those who were instrumental in the development of the mRNA technology that went into COVID-19 vaccines, which saved millions of lives across the world.

Last year's recipients were David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for their discoveries into how the perceives temperature and touch.

The medicine prize kicks off a week of Nobel Prize announcements. It continues Tuesday with the physics prize, with chemistry on Wednesday and literature on Thursday. The 2022 Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday and the economics award on Oct. 10.

The prizes carry a cash award of 10 million Swedish kronor (nearly $900,000) and will be handed out on Dec. 10. The money comes from a bequest left by the prize's creator, Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel, who died in 1895.

  • Nobel panel to announce winner of medicine prize
    A national library employee shows a gold Nobel Prize medal in Bogota, Colombia Friday, April 17, 2015. Credit: AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, file
  • Nobel panel to announce winner of medicine prize
    The Nobel diploma and medal in physiology or medicine is displayed, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, during a ceremony in New York. Credit: Angela Weiss/Pool Photo via AP, File

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