Tag: organic chemistry

Chemistry of Antihistamines, Nothing to Sneeze At

Chemistry of Antihistamines, Nothing to Sneeze At

March in North Carolina brings out one of the country’s greatest rivalries. No, I’m not talking about UNC vs Duke basketball. I’m talking about when the flowers start to bloom in the Tar Heel state, and pandemonium ensues. North Carolinians run to their local pharmacy…

Superior Syntheses: Sustainable Routes to Life-Saving Drugs

Superior Syntheses: Sustainable Routes to Life-Saving Drugs

While HIV treatment has come a long way over the past few decades, there is still a discrepancy between total number of HIV patients and those with access to life-saving antiretroviral therapies (ART). The inability to access medications is often directly linked to the cost…

Pharmacies of the Future: Chemical Lego Towers

Pharmacies of the Future: Chemical Lego Towers

Chemists and engineers are in the process of making on-demand production of pharmaceuticals less of an idea from a movie, and potentially a viable option for situations where medicines may not be easily accessible. Imagine taking a vacation to an isolated rainforest resort.  You explored…