James will begin a four-year term for the study section on July 1.
For the first time, UF investigators will be able to compare the effects of kratom in its traditional form — as a tea made from fresh leaves — versus the way westerners consume it — as dried leaves.
The manuscript titled “A Promiscuous Cytochrome P450 Hydroxylates Aliphatic and Aromatic C-H Bonds of Aromatic 2,5-Diketopiperazines” additionally was designated a “very important paper.”
The symposium featured a keynote address by Ben Shen, Ph.D., director of the Natural Products Library Initiative at Scripps Research.
Chemical and Engineering News features UF College of Pharmacy researchers' efforts to find an opioid that doesn’t lead to addiction.
Luesch presented on the expanding chemical space for drug discovery at the conference in Kuwait City.
The grant will bolster research on Mitragyna speciosia, or kratom, and its potential to treat opioid misuse and physical dependence.
UF researchers discovered their compounds induced rapid iron starvation through a series of experiments using novel compounds known as halogenated phenazines, or HPs.
New research reveals two common naloxone products remain chemically stable after their expiration dates.