HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
UCLA Nobel Laureate honored with membership in the American Philosophical Society

Louis J. Ignarro, Ph.D. (Beverly Hills, Calif.), distinguished professor of pharmacology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in medicine, has been elected to the American Philosophical Society.

Founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin, the American Philosophical Society is the countrys oldest learned society, recognizing extraordinary achievements in science, letters and the arts. Ignarro joins an illustrious group of members that has included Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Andrew Carnegie and Beverly Sills.

The American Philosophical Society promotes knowledge through scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources and community outreach. Currently, there are 900 members.

Ignarros groundbreaking discovery of the importance of nitric oxide in cardiovascular health secured him the 1998 Nobel Prize. He found that nitric oxide is produced in the blood vessels and controls the flow of blood by signaling vessels to expand and contract. A shortage in nitric oxide production, caused by poor diet and lack of physical activity, can lead to cardiovascular disease including heart attack, stroke and high cholesterol.

Ignarro also discovered that nitric oxide is the neurotransmitter responsible for penile erection, which led to the development of Viagra, the first oral medication for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Additional prestigious awards Ignarro has received include the Basic Research Prize of the American Heart Association, the CIBA Award for Hypertension Research and the Roussel Uclaf Prize for Cell Communication and Signaling. He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has published more than 500 articles. Ignarro, who has been at UCLA for 22 years, is currently a professor of molecular and medical pharmacology at the David Geffen School of Medicine
'"/>

Contact: Rachel Champeau
rchampeau@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-0777
University of California - Los Angeles
18-May-2007


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New research says winning a Nobel Prize adds nearly two years to your lifespan
2. Nobel Laureate keynote speaker at conference on nanomedicine, geriatric care, brain injury
3. Nobel Laureates featured in symposium in honor of new research center at NYU School of Medicine
4. Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel condemns censorship of scientists
5. Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel to discuss the New Science of the Mind
6. Researchers win Nobel Medicine Prize for discovering cause of ulcers
7. Heroes of Chemistry honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs
8. UCLA pediatrician honored with prestigious achievement award
9. UQ researchers honored with leading fellowships
10. U of M faculty honored by US FDA for contributions to national food safety and defense
11. UCLA surgeon honored with American Association for Thoracic Surgerys Achievement Award

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... ... compare outcomes of injured workers across 15 states. The outcomes examined in these ... access to medical care, and satisfaction with medical care. , “The goal of ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... Today Omega Institute, a leading destination for ... workshops and training opportunities in the growing field of yoga therapy . ... are dealing with specific health issues—including injuries, illnesses, and temporary or chronic health conditions. ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... ... products in the developing world, is pleased to release their 2015 global impact ... million unwanted pregnancies, almost 14,000 maternal deaths and 3.8 million unsafe abortions across ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... TransactRx announces ... time adjudication of medical service claims by Pharmacy Benefit Managers that were submitted ... management software. The TransactRx Cross Benefit Clearinghouse receives standard professional medical claims submitted ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... The University of San Francisco (USF) ... She will lead a team of more than 100 full-time faculty and staff, and ... as dean in late August. , Baker comes to USF from the University of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/23/2016)... 23, 2016 According to ... Market by Product (Wheelchair, Scooters, Medical Beds, Bathroom ... Critical Care, Wound), Accessories (Lifting, Transfer) & by ... published by MarketsandMarkets, the patient handling equipment market ... 2021 at a CAGR of 10.5% during the ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... NEW YORK , May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... Mass Spectrometry Market Size, Share, Development, Growth and ... Platform (Hybrid, Single and Other), by Application (Drug ... Others), by End Users (Pharmaceuticals, Life Science and ... Published by P&S Market Research, the global ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... , UAE, May 23, 2016 ... importance of Precision Medicine and the role of ...   The First International Conference of VPS-Penn ... the distinguished patronage and presence of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak ... focused in Precision Medicine, which helps provide personalized medicine and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: