October 01, 2012
Potential new class of drugs blocks nerve cell death
Nursing CEUs The team plans to continue tweaking the structure of the P7C3 molecule to improve its neuroprotective ability while eliminating potential side effects. "Our hope is that this work will form the basis for designing a neuroprotective drug that could eventually help patients," Pieper says. ### Pieper and De Jesus-Cortes conducted the study with colleagues at UT Southwestern Medical Center, including Steven McKnight, Ph.D., chairman of biochemistry, and Joseph Ready, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry. The work was funded in part by grants from the National Institute for Mental Health.