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Penn Researchers Demonstrate a New Model for Drug Discovery With a Fluorescent Anesthetic

April 3, 2009

albino stage tadpole A collaboration of University of Pennsylvania and University of Wisconsin researchers has identified a fluorescent anesthetic compound that will assist researchers in obtaining more precise information about how anesthetics work in the body, and will provide a means to more rapidly test new anesthetic compounds in the search for safer and more effective drugs. Full Story

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