Purdue drug discovery aims to find better drug 'fits,' avoid medication tragedies like thalidomide

Purdue University researchers are testing whether a light-active version of heme, the molecule responsible for transporting oxygen in blood circulation, may help people infected with MRSA.Photodynamic therapy, or PDT, involves a compound known as a photosensitizer, which can be activated by visible light to kill diseased cells or bacteria. PDT is a clinically proven method for fighting cancer but has not yet been developed for treating MRSA infections.

Purdue drug discovery aims to find better drug 'fits,' avoid medication tragedies like thalidomide

When a medication doesn't "fit" the body quite right, the results can be devastating. Such is the case for thalidomide, which was prescribed in the 1950s and 1960s as a sedative or hypnotic, ...

Mon 15 Oct 18 from Phys.org

Photoactive bacteria bait may help in fight against MRSA infections

Purdue University researchers are testing whether a light-active version of heme, the molecule responsible for transporting oxygen in blood circulation, may help people infected with MRSA.

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Medical Xpress

Photoactive bacteria bait may help in fight against MRSA infections, Fri 12 Oct 18 from ScienceDaily

Photoactive bacteria bait may help in fight against MRSA infections, Thu 11 Oct 18 from Eurekalert

Photoactive Bacteria Bait May Help Against MRSA

NewsResearchers found that the light-active version of heme may help people infected with MRSA. Contributed Author: Purdue UniversityTopics: Disease Research

Wed 17 Oct 18 from Laboratory Equipment

Finding better drug 'fits,' avoiding medication tragedies like thalidomide

Researchers, including chemistry professor and Nobel Prize winner Ei-ichi Negishi, have developed technology to create a new chemical process to synthesize drug-like molecules with ultra-high ...

Mon 15 Oct 18 from ScienceDaily

Purdue aims to find better drug 'fits,' avoid medication tragedies like thalidomide

Purdue University researchers, including chemistry professor and Nobel Prize winner Ei-ichi Negishi, have developed technology to create a new chemical process to synthesize drug-like molecules ...

Mon 15 Oct 18 from Eurekalert

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