Century-old Rule Of Chemistry Overturned -- Major Implications For Drug Delivery

Monday, August 25, 2008 - 19:35 in Mathematics & Economics

A new study has challenged a century old rule of pharmacology that defined how quickly key chemicals can pass across cell walls. The new observations of the chemists suggest that the real transport rates could be up to a hundred times slower than predicted by the century-old "Overton's Rule." This could have major implications for the development and testing of many future drugs.

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