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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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Watching Venus glow in the dark

(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has observed an eerie glow in the night-time atmosphere of Venus. This infrared light comes from nitric oxide and is showing scientists that the atmosphere ...

dateFeb 24, 2009 in Space Exploration
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New light shed on marine luminescence

The phenomenon of light emission by living organisms, bioluminescence, is quite common, especially in marine species. It is known that light is generated by chemical reactions in which oxygen molecules play ...

dateFeb 23, 2009 in
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Nitric oxide shown to cause colon cancer

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers long ago established a link between inflammation, cancer and the compound nitric oxide, which may be produced when the immune system responds to bacterial infections, including those of the colon. ...

dateJan 20, 2009 in Cancer
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