Navigation Links
University of Montana earns army grant to develop drug for traumatic brain injuries
Date:8/20/2013

MISSOULA The U.S. Army has awarded University of Montana researcher Dave Poulsen a $1 million grant to further develop a drug that limits damage caused by traumatic brain injuries.

Researchers in Poulsen's lab have shown that low doses of methamphetamine given to rodents within 12 hours after a traumatic brain injury or stroke significantly reduce brain damage and impairment. The Army grant will advance preclinical development studies of the drug in preparation for Phase I/II human clinical trials.

"The military eventually wants a drug that can be administered to soldiers exposed to blast-force energy waves from explosions such as those experienced by soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan," said Poulsen, a research professor in UM's Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. "Such therapies would be applied within hours of exposure to a significant blast."

Poulsen already had earned a $1.5 million Army grant in 2011 to determine the lowest effective dose and therapeutic window that the drug can be administered following a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury. The award also examined the potential for low-dose methamphetamine to prevent or reduce post-traumatic epilepsy. Poulsen's lab determined that effective doses were similar to those used to treat ADHD in children.

More funding may be on the way. In June, Poulsen was invited to submit a $6 million funding application to the Joint Warfighter Medical Research Program. If successful, this award would support a human Phase I/II safety study in patients who have received traumatic brain injuries. The work would be conducted at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.


'/>"/>

Contact: Dave Poulsen
david.poulsen@umontana.edu
406-243-4709
The University of Montana
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Spectrum Surgical Attends the 2013 HealthTrust University Conference in Nashville, TN
2. University of East Anglia research shows how females choose the right sperm
3. New University of Michigan Study Discovers Obesity Causes Vary By Gender
4. Western University of Health Sciences to Welcome More Than 1,100 New Students
5. Thomas Jefferson University Kimmel Cancer Center: Researchers Find New Clues to Treat Rare and Aggressive Inflammatory Breast Cancer
6. Alvernia University RN to BSN Program to Begin at Montgomery County Community College (MCCC)
7. Co-Creator of MotherPeace Tarot Cards to Host Two Day Workshop at Sofia University
8. Averett University Retains B. E. Smith to Provide Interim Leadership and Recruit Chair of Nurse Education
9. New Jersey Based University Radiology Joins Forces with Strategic Radiology
10. Autism Play Therapist, Carolina Kaiser to Hold Workshop at Sofia University
11. New York University College of Dentistry Hosting DENTCA CAD/CAM Denture Seminar for 250 Dentists, Residents, Prosthodontists, Denturists and Academic Leaders on Aug. 22
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... via seating ... mesh back 24/7 task chair specifically designed for clinical areas. Genie Copper Mesh ... to partner with Cupron® to provide customers with a game changing chair that ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... ... Lowe acts as host and helps educate and inform the public using the “Informed” ... reconnect with America as it explores some of the best places to hike and ... inventive new place for a family vacation, and have discovered hiking. Many will agree ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... ... What Happened in the Garden of Eden”: retells the stories of three Bible figures in ... published author, Penelope Colt, mother, trader, horse farmer, artist and a former GM journeyman. ... At six, they moved to Dayton, Ohio, where Penny graduated high school. At ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... New York (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... vascular surgery in New York City. He is known for his distinguished ... specialization in vascular surgery, Dr. Benvenisty holds sub-specialty training in treating renovascular disease and ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... Cortland, OH (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... in Cortland, OH, can now meet with Dr. Joseph Bedich for a consultation, ... smiles while simultaneously improving their oral health and functionality. , Dr. Bedich ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/11/2017)... 11, 2017  Thornhill Research Inc. ( ... an $8,049,024 USD five-year, firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract by ... Commercial Corporation (CCC) ( Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ... administer general anesthesia to patients requiring emergency medical ... US Marine Corps have been a longtime partner ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... 10, 2017 Radiology has become the number ... have also spiraled to the number one ranking as ... than ever before as the most complete and reliable ... with lower back pain an MRI may confirm a ... pain, resulting in entirely different treatment protocols.  In these ...
(Date:5/9/2017)... JERUSALEM , May 9, 2017  Oramed ... www.oramed.com ), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on ... today that the Canadian Intellectual Property Office has ... for Oral Administration of Exenatide". The patent covers ... analog. GLP-1 is an incretin hormone ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: