Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman, hailing from Hungary and the United States respectively, have been honored with the prestigious 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Their groundbreaking research paved the way for the development of the inaugural mRNA vaccines against COVID-19, produced by Pfizer and Moderna, announced the Nobel Prize committee. This date holds significance as it marks the anniversary of the passing of Alfred Nobel in 1896, the founder of the Nobel Prizes. The Nobel announcements will continue this week, with the Physics Prize announcement on Tuesday, followed by the Chemistry Prize on Wednesday. The Nobel season will conclude with the Economics Prize announcement on Monday, October 9.
Source: News 24 October 02, 2023 22:25 UTC