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Professors Co-Author Study on ALS

 Psychology and Biology Professors Co-Author Study on ALS

  The collaborative research of Dr. Bill DeCoteau, Dr. Kari Heckman, Dr. Ana Estevez, and Dr. Joe Erlichman was recently published in the journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine. Their paper titled “Cerium oxide nanoparticles with antioxidant properties ameliorate strength and prolong life in mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis” demonstrates the therapeutic potential of custom synthesized cerium oxide nanoparticles in the neurodegenerative disease ALS. SLU alumni Paige Studlack, Jennifer Clauss, Elizabeth Nichols, Jennifer Lipps, and Matthew Parker, who assisted with this work as undergraduates, are also co-authors on this publication.

Complete citation: DeCoteau W, Heckman KL, Estevez AY, Reed KJ, Costanzo W, Sandford D, Studlack P, Clauss J, Nichols E, Lipps J, Parker M, Hays-Erlichman B, Leiter JC, and Erlichman JS. Cerium oxide nanoparticles with antioxidant properties ameliorate strength and prolong life in mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine. 2016; 12: 2311-2320.