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Math May Help Calculate Way to Find New Drugs for HIV and Other Diseases


February 7, 2011

 Christodoulos Floudas and Meghan Bellows-Peterson Using mathematical concepts, Princeton University researchers have developed a method of discovering new drugs for a range of diseases by calculating which physical properties of biological molecules may predict their effectiveness as medicines. Full Story

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