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Synthetic Liver Enzyme Could Result in More Effective Drugs With Fewer Side Effects
October 9, 2012
Medicines could be made to have fewer side effects and work in smaller doses with the help of a synthetic enzyme developed at Princeton University that makes drug molecules more resistant to breakdown by the human liver.
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