Scientists who worked on the Covid vaccine win the Nobel Prize for medicine
The Nobel Prize for Medicine this year has been awarded to Katalin Kariko and Dreë Weissman, the scientists who discovered the mRNA technology for vaccines against the coronavirus.
Karikó and Weissman published their results in a 2005 paper that received little attention at the time, the Nobel Prize committee said, but later laid the groundwork for critically important developments that served humanity during the Covid pandemic.
The committee praised the scientists' groundbreaking findings that fundamentally changed our understanding of how mRNA interacts with our immune system.
Winners for Physics will be announced on October 3, followed by Chemistry on October 4. The winners of the Prize for Literature, Peace and Economic Sciences will be announced on October 5, October 6 and October 9, respectively.