Ferid Murad

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Grade school, middle school and high school were relatively easy for me, and with little studying, I was an honor student every semester, graduating 5th in my high school class.
I am not surprised that other gases may participate in cellular signaling and regulation. Our early work with nitric oxide was just the beginning. I'm sure more will be discovered. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I knew I wanted considerable education so that I wouldn't have to work as hard as my parents. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
My parents always encouraged us to get an education and establish a profession. However, my brothers and I grew up with considerable freedom, whether it was saving or spending our tips from the restaurant or our career choices. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Freedom & Liberty
Nitric oxide was known for destroying things.
The childhood poverty of both my parents and their minimal education did much to influence me and my two younger brothers in our education and career choices. One brother became a dentist and the other, a professor of anthropology with a Ph.D. degree. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
The restaurant business had a profound effect on my future and that of my two brothers. When we were able to stand on a stool to reach the sink, we washed dishes, and later, when we could see over the counter, we waited tables and managed the cash register. Future ;Business, Commerce & Finance
There are very few things in the body that nitric oxide doesn't regulate.
What does that suggest when a compound this simple plays such an important role? To me it suggests that nitric oxide is one of the most primitive elements of cellular signaling, that it goes way back into evolution.