Dr. Garnett’s current research is examining a formulation which competes at the nerve synapse. Following the initiation of paralyze in flatworms, he can reverse the paralysis using a proprietary lipoic acid mineral complex formulation. The planaria images below compare an immobilized and control worm. The procedure is attached below. Dr. Garnett is sharing access to this screening technique with the research community to, hopefully, facilitate more rapid development of drug candidates for motor disease. Further reaction mechanism studies are ongoing.
Merill Garnett 10-11-19 (for more info contact Dr. Garnett at

worms Development of a Model of Neurologic Disease Using Flatworms

We are engaged in experiments on the effects of Polymva, a vitamin enriched formulation containing the paramagnetic palladium lipoic acid complex. We are able to interact Polymva with the cell membrane signal receptor of nerve cells – Sphingomyelin. When Polymva mixes with Sphingomyelin, it produces an elongate wave under the phase microscope, which we regard as a spin wave (fig.1). We performed electron spin resonance measurements on these two reactants in the frozen state, in a resonance model 8400 Spectrometer. This revealed a strong hyperfine splitting reaction (fig. 2). These data suggest potentially useful pathways in the nervous system. Further experiments on chemically paralyzed flatworms, are consistent with this view.