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Nobel Medicine presents findings on nitric oxide at Unicamp

U.S. Ferid Murad, Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1998, was the guest speaker at the Faculty of Medical Sciences

 
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Ferid Murad, one of the "fathers of Viagra", describes findings related to nitric oxide in a lecture that integrates the celebrations of 50 years of the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

During that event joined the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Medical Sciences (FCM), University of Campinas (Unicamp) on Oct. 30, the U.S. Ferid Murad, Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1998, spoke about discoveries related to the oxide nitric, leading to applications of gas molecule in the treatment of heart disease, impotence, and also cancer.

Murad and his fellow laureates, Robert Furchgott and Louis Ignarro, parents were known as Viagra, a drug whose development had nitric oxide as a key.

Professor Murad won the Nobel for giving an important contribution to medicine. It's great to Unicamp for undergraduates, graduate students and teachers have frequent visits of high-level researchers like him, the rector said Fernando Costa.

In an interview with Jornal da Unicamp, Murad described as nitric oxide, once considered only an air pollutant, turned out to be a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system.

Murad found that the vasodilating drugs act by the emission of nitric oxide, which in turn, acts relaxing the smooth muscle cells of the vessels.

According to Professor Mario Saad, Director of FCM, the idea of ​​organizing committee of the 50th anniversary of the unit was to offer students an outstanding lecture.

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