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    Prof Salomon in Soudan mine

    Researchers race to slow a disease that could wipe out some bat species

    The fungal disease called white-nose syndrome has killed millions of bats since it was first discovered in North America 10 years ago, but University of Minnesota scientist Christine Salomon hopes to find a treatment deep in the cold damp shafts of the Soudan Mine. Read More.

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    Prof Salomon Interviewed by WCCO

    WCCO/CBS News Features Professor Christine Salomon's Research on the White Nose Syndrome

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources first discovered White Nose Syndrome in Minnesota last year, and the disease continues to spread west. Professor Christine Salomon is a part of the team helping raise awareness about the state of bats in Minnesota. “One of the most important things we can do is protect habitat and build new habitat for bats,” Salomon said.

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    The New York State Senate Commends Bob Vince

    The New York State Senate recently adopted a legislative resolution commending Prof. Robert Vince upon the occasion of his designation as a 2017 Inductee into the Auburn Alumni Hall of Distinction. 

    The resolution underscored that "It is the custom of this Legislative Body (NY State Senate) to take note of and publicly acknowledge individuals who have distinguished themselves through their exemplary careers, accomplishments, and purposeful lives of service to their community".

    The resolution further noted "That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to commend Robert Vince upon the occasion of his designation as a 2017 Inductee into the Auburn Alumni Hall of Distinction."

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    Profs Vince and More Create New Antidote for Acetaminophen Poisoning

    UMN researchers create new antidote for acetaminophen poisoning

    Swati More, PhD, and Robert Vince, PhD, Professor and Director of the Center for Drug Design, discovered a potential new drug that works as an antidote to acetaminophen poisoning. It’s named ψ-Glutathione (Pseudo-Glutathione), similar to the naturally-occurring compound glutathione. A report of the compound’s efficacy was recently published in Chemical Research in ToxicologyRead More

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Robert Vince

Robert Vince, PhD

The Center for Drug Design (CDD) was created to combine research and scholarship leading to the development of novel drugs for therapeutic applications, such as HIV, cancer, neurological diseases, dermatological agents, infectious diseases, novel processes, and medical devices. The Center for Drug Design combines the best of academic tradition along with an expectation of innovation and independence, and provides significant value  for our academic and research community.

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