‘Radiolabeling’ lets scientists track the breakdown of drugs (Nature)

By Tien Nguyen, Department of Chemistry A new method for labeling molecules with radioactive elements could let chemists more easily track how drugs under development are metabolized in the body. Chemists consider thousands of compounds in the search for a new drug, and a candidate’s metabolism is a key factor that must be evaluated carefully … Continue reading ‘Radiolabeling’ lets scientists track the breakdown of drugs (Nature)

Serendipity Pays Off (Science)

By Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research Serendipity –­­ the act of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it – can sometimes pay off. Now Princeton University chemistry researchers report that this non-specific type of searching has yielded a new method of building molecules for use in new drugs, … Continue reading Serendipity Pays Off (Science)