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Published April 12, 2012, 05:38 PM

Former Nobel Prize winner speaks at NDSU

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A Nobel Prize winner makes an appearance at NDSU. Dr. Ferid Murad gave a research lecture today at the Memorial Union Century Theatre.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

A Nobel Prize winner makes an appearance at NDSU. Dr. Ferid Murad gave a research lecture today at the Memorial Union Century Theatre. Fourteen years ago he received the Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering how nitric oxide affects the cardiovascular system.

Dr. Murad's work led to a better understanding of cell interaction and cardiovascular medicine. It also changed the treatment of patients-who suffer a heart attack.

Dr. Ferid Murad – Nobel Laureate: “Well, as you learn the details of cell communication, you can take each of those steps we call them molecular targets and identify compounds, drugs potential drugs.”

Dr. Murad's research has also influenced the treatment of cancer, arthritis and other diseases.

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