Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine: The announcement of the Nobel Prizes for the year 2023 has started from today. Under this, the names of the winners of this honor for the field of physiology or medicine have been announced today. The 2023 Nobel Prize in Medicine has been awarded to Catalin Carico and Drew Weissman. This award has been given for his discoveries related to nucleoside based modifications. This discovery led to effective COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.
Nobel received for Covid-19 vaccines
Two highly successful mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines were approved in late 2020, thanks to discoveries by Hungarian-born Karikó and American Weissman. Vaccines have saved millions of lives and prevented serious disease in many people. The Medicine or Physiology Prize has crowned awards over the years for groundbreaking discoveries such as the X-ray, penicillin, insulin and DNA, as well as lobotomy and the insecticide DDT.
In which field is Nobel Prize given?
The Nobel Prize was created by the wealthy Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel, who ordered in his will that his estate should be used to award prizes to those who had provided the greatest benefit to mankind during the previous year. Nobel Prize winners receive a diploma, a medal and 10 million Swedish krona.
Nobel died in 1895, but it took until 1901 after a fight over his will before the first prize was awarded. Nobel nominated the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to award the prizes for chemistry and physics, the Swedish Academy for literature, Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet Medical University for physiology or medicine, and the Norwegian Parliament for peace. Nobel Prize winners are awarded on December 10, the anniversary of Nobel’s death.