Disease-seeking molecules

Posted on: April 30, 2014

Novel compound could make finding diseases quicker and easier

A new compound created by Wake Forest chemists could help scientists probe the secrets behind deadly forms of cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart disease.

Bruce King, a professor of chemistry and associate provost of research, and Thomas Poole, a Ph.D. candidate in chemistry, engineered the molecular tool to pinpoint exactly where cell damage is occurring as a result of the body burning too much oxygen.

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