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Mar 23, 2007

Dr. Norman Borlaug to Celebrate 93rd Birthday

  • Norman Borlaug, Ph.D., the father of the “Green Revolution,” turns 93 on Sunday. Winner of the Nobel Peace Price in 1970, Dr. Borlaug is credited with helping to save the lives of more than a billion people from starvation. As a plant geneticist and biologist, he played a major role in the development of high-yielding, disease-resistant varieties of wheat that were subsequently introduced into developing countries around the world.

    Dr. Borlaug was born in Cresco, Iowa, in 1914. He received a B.S. in forestry from the University of Minnesota in 1937 and an M.S. (1940) and Ph.D. (1942) in plant pathology from the same institution.



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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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