CME INDIA Presentation by ⚜ Dr. M. Gowri Sankar, MD, Senior Assistant Professor, Dept. of General Medicine, Government Medical College and ESI Hospital, Coimbatore.
Today’s History Feature:
Dr. Candace Pert
(Jun 26, 1946 – Sep 12, 2013)
🔸Candace Pert had done her studies in Biology and earned Ph.D. in Pharmacology at John Hopkins School of Medicine under the guidance of Dr. Solomen Snyder, a Neuropharmacologist.
🔸She started doing research at a young age. While a 27 years old student, she discovered Opiate receptor in 1973 and published in the Journal Science as “Opiate receptor – Demonstration in Nervous Tissues.”
🔸Her discovery brought a great revolution in neuroscience and she became a significant contributor for the further development of new drugs acting at receptor level.
🔸Subsequently, she had done extensive research in Brain Biochemistry at National Institute of Mental Health from 1975 -1987.
🔸Further, Dr. Candace continued her study on the role of neuropeptides and its receptor pharmacology.
🔸She had the patent for modified peptides in treating Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, head trauma and psoriasis. One of her peptides is called Peptide T, which is a HIV entry Inhibitor under clinical trial on AIDS & Neuro AIDS.
🔸Moreover, she published more than 250 research articles on peptides and their receptors.
🔸Consequently, she published her own leading-edge research on Emotions and the Body-Mind connections as two books called Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d & Molecules of Emotions-The Science between Mind- Body Medicine.
A Day to Commemorate…
The Mother of Psychoneuroimmunology
The Goddess of Neuroscience
Dr. Candace Pert 🙏
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