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2011-01-13 10:27:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Nobel Prize winner will soon be teaching and conducting life saving research at the George Washington University. Professor Ferid Murad, recipient of the Nobel Prize in medicine and world renowned pioneer in biochemistry, will join the faculty in April 2011. Professor Murad, who will serve as University Professor, will be deeply engaged with students across the university, teaching a course for undergraduates, mentoring graduate and...

2009-08-18 15:46:15

The reaction causing bioactivation is not well understoodSo-called nitrovasodilators such as nitroglycerin have been used effectively in the treatment of angina pectoris in coronary heart disease for more than century. Within the human body, nitric oxide (NO) is released from the nitroglycerin and in turn stimulates an enzyme that dilates the arteries and thus improves blood circulation. In 1998, Robert F. Furchgott, Ferid Murad and Louis Ignarro were awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for...

2009-05-23 23:01:39

Robert F. Furchgott, whose research earned him a share of a Nobel Prize and helped lead to the anti-impotency drug Viagra, has died, a daughter said. Susan Furchgott said her father died Tuesday in Seattle, The Ledger in Lakeland, Fla., reported Saturday. He was 92. The elder Furchgott was a pharmacologist who, with Louis J. Ignarro and Ferid Murad, shared the 1998 Nobel for physiology or medicine after proving nitric oxide affected blood pressure and blood flow. Furchgott's discovery that...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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