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Science Café to explore prescription drugs March 19

Have an ache, pain, or illness? Call or visit your doctor and have them fill a prescription. That's how it works, better living through chemistry, right? We rarely think about the medicines we take.
Mark McMills, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, will explore prescription drugs and show how and why various prescription drugs have been brought to market during his Science Café discussion titled "Modern Drug Discovery." The talk will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the Baker University Center Front Room.

He will focus his talk on the drugs Taxol, an anti-cancer drug, and an AIDS protease inhibitor. He will help the audience gain a general understanding of the drug discovery process and why it may be of interest to a general audience as well as the scientist.