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Viagra developer Furchgott dead at 92: report

Robert Furchgott, a Nobel prize-winning pharmacologist whose work with the gas nitric oxide helped develop the anti-impotency drug Viagra, has died at the age of 92, The New York Times reported Sunday.

dateMay 24, 2009 in Medications
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Social stress leads to atherosclerosis

Studies on genetically engineered mice show that social stress activates the immune system and accelerates the development of atherosclerosis. Commonly used drugs to reduce blood pressure, however, may stop this process. ...

dateDec 06, 2010 in Medical research
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Nanoparticles and the immune system

(Phys.org)—Nanotechnology is such a new innovation that no one is really sure what will come of it. Predictions range from the ability to reproduce things like diamonds and food, to the world being devoured ...

dateFeb 13, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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Fish fatty acids don’t make you cleverer or happier

(PhysOrg.com) -- A diet rich in fish fatty acids has no effect on cognitive functions such as memory and concentration in the elderly. Nor does it affect their level of wellbeing. This is the conclusion drawn by Dutch researcher ...

dateDec 22, 2009 in Health
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A therapy for cocaine toxicity

Cocaine toxicity due to drug overdose results in more than half a million emergency room visits annually. Despite these alarming statistics, there is no Food and Drug Administration-approved pharmacotherapy specifically designed ...

dateApr 26, 2010 in Other
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The pull of artificial gravity

(PhysOrg.com) -- Although President Obama's vision for NASA's future calls for canceling the Constellation program that was intended to send humans to the moon by 2020, his proposed budget for the agency still ...

dateApr 15, 2010 in Space Exploration
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