Measuring what makes a medicine
Researchers' method to rank molecules may aid in search for new drugs.
By Rachel Ehrenberg, 17:09 PM January 25, 2012
A new method for rating the attractiveness of a compound could help chemists discern potential new drugs from duds. Researchers have come up with a way to quantify a compound’s drug potential that moves beyond simply “hot or not,” instead providing a measure that allows compounds to be ranked as well.
The approach “takes things a step further, looking at multiple factors instead of yes/no,” says chemical informaticist David Wild, of the Indiana University Bloomington, who was not involved...
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