University of Rijeka School of Medicine
Dr Lucijan Mohorovic attained his MD, and specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology, from the School of Medicine of the University of Rijeka. His specialist education continued with postgraduate studies in social medicine and ecology, after which he completed his PhD Doctorate in Medicine with a thesis entitled: " THE INFUENCE OF COAL COMBUSTION PRODUCTS ON THE COURSE OF PREGNANCY AND ITS OUTCOME IN MICRO- REGIONAL CONDITIONS”. Rijeka 1991. For more than 20 years he has focused on the protection of a healthy environment, originating from medical praxis in obstetric and gynecological primary care and long-term empirical observation of, and scientific research into, coal burning products which are harmful to reproductive health in the airpolluted environment around a coal power plant. He was nominated by the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academies for the 2009 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health. To facilitate development of novel drugs and lay the groundwork for a new research projects with the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industry, we underline the usefulness of developing nanotechnologies being pursued to produce pharmacologically efficacious reducing agent where the methemoglobin reductase is overwhelmed, and a valuable contribution to neurodegenerative disease prevention and novel therapy aimed at reducing pathological methemoglobin ferric iron (Fe3+) back to hemoglobin ferrous iron (Fe2+).
Biotechnology, Environmental Medicine