Potential Antidote to CO Poisoning
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 561 , Segment 6
Episode: Self-Awareness, Pirate Next Door, End of Obamacare?
- May 25, 2017 11:00 pm
- 15:49 mins
(Originally Aired Jan 25, 2017) Guest: Mark Gladwin, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine and Director of the Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, Blood, and Vascular Medicine Institute, University of Pittsburgh Thousands of people every year are sent to the emergency room as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning, often from a heater, generator, or fireplace. Carbon monoxide is invisible – you can’t taste, smell or see it. There’s no known antidote for it, but research led by critical care physician/scientist Mark Gladwin at the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine has discovered a promising lead. They were able to reverse a fatal dose of carbon monoxide in mice by giving them a mutated brain protein they’ve made in the lab.