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)

💠American Neuroscientist

Her contributions…

🔸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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