HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – William Carey University student Garrett Dyess won an honorable mention at the Millsaps Undergraduate Scholars Symposium for his research poster about whether the use of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), a naturally occurring coenzyme, can improve cognitive performance.
The symposium was part of the 85th Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences Meeting held August 5-6 at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center in Biloxi.
University leaders said Dyess was mentored by Dr. Susan Gibson during the project. With Gibson’s assistance, Dyess analyzed data from earlier NAD+ clinical trials at Springfield Wellness Center. His findings indicated that intravenous use of NAD+ has positive implications for patients suffering with cognitive impairment from neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s or clinical conditions like alcohol/opiate withdrawal.