The 1982 Wolf Foundation Prize in medicine will be shared by medical researchers in France, the U.S. and Britain, the Foundation announced. The $100,000 award is being given this year for discoveries involving receptor sites in cell membranes, of cardinal importance in many physiological and pathological processes, it said.
The three winners are Prof. Jean Pierre Changeux, of the Institute Pasteur in Paris; Prof. Solomon Snyder, of the Johns Hopkins University Medical School in Baltimore; and Sir James Whyte Black, of the Wellcome Research Laboratories at Beckenham, England.
Their research of cell membrane receptors which vitally effect the nervous and endocrine systems responsible for regulation of the body functions is said to provide new knowledge of the causes of various diseases and looks for the development of new drugs effective in treating heart and brain diseases, high blood pressure and ulcers, among other ailments.
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