UK College of Medicine researchers study technologies to deliver drugs to the brain

University of Kentucky College of Medicine researchers are focusing on preclinical development of technologies to deliver drugs directly into brain tissue to improve the function of degenerated nerve cells.

The research team is led by Greg Gerhardt, Ph.D., professor, and includes Don Gash, professor and chair, and Zhiming Zhang, M.D., assistant professor, all in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, UK College of Medicine.

The research will concentrate on modifying the Medtronic SynchroMed® Infusion System, an implantable and programmable pump developed by Medtronic Inc., to deliver drugs directly into the brain. The pump currently is approved for delivery of drugs directly to the fluid around the spinal cord in patients with chronic and intractable pain, cancer pain, and severe muscle spasticity, as well as the delivery of chemotherapy agents to treat colorectal cancer that has spread to the liver.

In support of this research program, the team at the UK College of Medicine has received a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health, to establish a Parkinson's Disease Research Center of Excellence. Only eight centers were funded this year, bringing the total number funded to 11 nationwide.

The Parkinson's Disease Research Centers of Excellence program was developed in response to Senate Bill 535, also known as the Udall Bill in honor of former Congressman Morris K. Udall who died in December 1998 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. All the centers will be named Morris K. Udall Parkinson's Disease Research Centers of Excellence.

In accordance with these federal requirements, UK will recommend to its Board of Trustees that the center be named the Morris K. Udall Parkinson's Disease Research Center of Excellence.

Parkinson's Disease Research Centers of Excellence at Emory

Contact: Maureen McArthur
University of Kentucky Medical Center

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. NYU College of Dentistry study equates poor oral health with preterm birth risk
2. College alcohol problems exceed previous estimates
3. News tips from the 2005, 54th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology
4. College students at no greater risk of alcohol-related problems than peers
5. Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member is funded to develop an interactive computer system
6. Penn professor earns 2004 award from the American College of Psychiatrists
7. Boston Colleges Mahoney to receive GSAs 2004 Maxwell A. Pollack Award
8. American College of Chest Physicians announces new Critical Care Institute
9. College of Nursing professor develops videos for computers to reduce HIV sexual risk behavior
10. College students mandated to take alcohol interventions: what works
11. Medical College of Georgia to establish clinical campus at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital

Post Your Comments:

(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... KitoTech Medical, a Seattle-based ... financing, which will be used to accelerate the commercialization of its microMend® family ... company will continue to expand its customer base of healthcare systems as well ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Cardiothoracic surgeons at ... engineers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to develop a new heart monitoring device ... open heart surgery. , The AGH/CMU team was recently awarded a “Trailblazer” grant ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... YORK (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... Want ... September 1, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF) is thrilled to launch its fourth ... palsy research. A fully virtual challenge, STEPtember meets everyone wherever they are at this ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... 31, 2020 , ... The pandemic and topsy-turvy economic outlook continues to put financial strain on ... ways to trim the fat from our monthly expenses and put more into savings, if ... that you have a financial safety net in place in case something were to happen ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Bonde Innovations, LLC, a ... advanced heart failure, today announced that the company has been awarded a Phase ... the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... If you live in New York City you will always ... makes sense, it’s the law of supply and demand, but are plastic surgeons in New ... significant percentage of their patients that make the four-hour trip to have expert aesthetic treatments ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... , ... August 28, 2020 , ... ... of primary care medical centers in Florida and San Antonio is happy to ... South Texas medical centers. , In this capacity he will serve as community ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... 2020 , ... InfoMC, a leading provider of cloud-based healthcare ... System and Organizational Controls (SOC) 1® Type 2 and SOC 2® Type 2 ... achievements reflect their long-standing commitment to privacy, security, and risk management, while giving ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: