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Nitric Oxide – Groks Science Show 2005-03-30 (March 30, 2005)
While nitric oxide may be infamously known for mediating erections, its role in the health of the heart has not been widely publicized. On this show, Nobel Laureate, Prof. Louis Ignarro, discussed these effects of nitric oxide.
Nitric Oxide Disease -- Groks Science Show 2008-08-29 (August 29, 2007)
Nitric oxide is a ubiquitous molecule in the body that is involved in several important physiological processes. However, diseases may arise when the regulation of nitric oxide is disrupted. On this program, Prof. Martin Pall from Washington State University discussed the role of nitric oxide in disease.
NPR’s Science Friday
Ferid Murad is featured in the first segment of this session of NPR’s Science Friday: October 16, 1998
From Science Friday’s website:
Robert F Furchgott, Louis J. Ignarro, and Ferid Murad were awarded the prize for Physiology or
Medicine for their studies of the effects of nitric oxide gas as a signaling molecule in the body's
cardiovascular system. The three each identified that nitric oxide gas is involved in making
smooth vascular muscle cells relax, acting as a completely new type of signal molecule.
Further research has discovered that the gas also acts as a signal molecule in the nervous
system, as a weapon against infections, as a regulator of blood pressure and as a gate keeper
of blood flow to different organs. The work has implications from the use of nitroglycerin
tablets to treat heart conditions to the development of impotence medication Viagra, and is
being investigated for treatment of cancer.
NPR’s ALL THINGS CONSIDERED
Researchers Unlock Benefits of Nitrite
NPR’s Robert Siegel interviews Dr. Mark Gladwin, on All Things Considered: November 4, 2003
Researchers report that nitrite therapy could be used to increase blood flow to aid patients suffering from heart disease and sickle cell disease. Until now, scientists had believed nitrite to be inactive in the body.
And these two on the benefits of Dietary Nitrite found in Beets!!
The American Physiological Society
Tue, 8 September 2009
Episode 25: EleComm
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