Farming Crystals in Space
Jul 18, 2017 4:12 PM
Health, University of Utah | Academics and Research Newsroom
"We need to develop antidotes that are effective against multiple kinds of organophosphates and can cross the blood-brain barrier to more easily reactivate multiple AChE proteins,” said Don Blumenthal, PhD, associate professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at University of Utah Health. “This is particularly important for a mass casualty scenario."
Blumenthal was the catalyst that brought a team of experts together from across the country led by the project’s Principle Investigator Zoran Radić, PhD, associate professor at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego (UCSD), in the quest for antidotes to these terrible toxins.