Chili peppers and hugs: What inspired Nobel medicine winners

David Julius was browsing a supermarket aisle filled with chili pepper sauces when he turned to his wife, a fellow scientist, and said he thought it was time he finally solved how certain chemicals cause the sensation of heat. “Well then, you should get on it,” came her reply. Ardem Patapoutian, meanwhile, had long been driven to unlock the neglected […]

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