Tagged: medicinal chemistry

Prestigious Award goes to Auckland Chemistry Professor - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Nov 05, 2013

For a small country New Zealand has some impressive, internationally recognised research going on. One example is the work being done by Professor Bill Denny and his colleagues at the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre (ACSRC). Since 1956 this centre has published close to 1000 papers in international  journals and has over 100 patents for new anti-cancer drugs. Leading … Read More

Fantastic Fluorine - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jun 16, 2013

The recent debate in Hamilton over fluoridation of the water supply has resulted in a lot of misinformation about fluorine and fluoride. Elsewhere, however, fluorine is playing an important role the development of new pharmaceuticals. However, before I get on to discussing the use of fluorine in pharmaceuticals, let’s clarify a few points, particularly about the different between fluorine and … Read More