Apollo Hospital ties up with Nobel laureate
Nobel Laureate Dr Ferid Murad to help it on extensive research on heart diseases
Jubilee Hills: Apollo Hospitals has announced a joint collaboration with Nobel Laureate Dr Ferid Murad, to do extensive research on the causes for high prevalence of heart disease among Indians and suggest ways to detect early and render precise treatment. This was announced by Dr Sangita Reddy, Jt. Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals and Nobel Laureate Dr Ferid Murad, at a press conference at Apollo Hospitals on Monday.
Dr. Murad was bestowed with the Nobel prize in Medicine in 1998 for his monumental discovery of nitric oxide which causes blood vessels to relax and improves the blood circulation. This remarkable discovery changed the entire field of cardiology forever and established novel ways of reducing the risk of heart disease and how to prolong the survival of people with heart problems.
Besides its positive effects on the heart, nitric oxide may also benefit people with other medical problems such as cancer. Dr Murad's identification of nitric oxide is considered as a milestone and a trail blazer in the history of medicine and in some ways comparable to the discovery of penicillin.