Dr. Karin Heckman and colleagues publish article

Dr. Kari Heckman and Dr. Bill DeCoteau (Psychology) were the lead authors on an article recently published in the journal ACS Nano.  The article describes the protective effects of novel cerium oxide nanoparticles in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis.  This project is part of a collaborative effort including neuroscience professors Drs. Ana Estevez and Joe Erlichman, who are also co-authors of this work.  A number of SLU undergraduates were valuable contributors and are credited as co-authors as well.

Heckman KL, Decoteau W, Estevez A, Reed KJ, Costanzo W, Sanford D, Leiter JC, Clauss J, Knapp K, Gomez C, Mullen P, Rathbun E, Prime K, Marini J, Patchefsky J, Patchefsky AS, Hailstone RK, Erlichman JS.  Custom Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Protect against a Free Radical Mediated Autoimmune Degenerative Disease in the Brain.  ACS Nano. 2013; 7: 10582-10596.