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Scientists Discover Powerful Potential Pain Reliever

September 5, 2017

A team of scientists led by chemists Stephen Martin and James Sahn at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered what they say is a powerful pain reliever that acts on a previously unknown pain pathway. The synthetic compound, known as UKH-1114, is as effective at relieving neuropathic pain in injured mice as a drug widely used for pain relief called gabapentin, but it works at a much lower dose, with longer duration of action.

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UT at Austin Professors Present Early-Stage Pharmaceutical Startups

September 4, 2017

The StARTup Studio put on by the Innovation Center at the University of Texas at Austin had a decidedly pharmaceutical focus during its January presentations.

Three professor-led startups presented a variety of ideas including a traumatic brain injury treatment drug, a peptide sequencing platform to combat bacteria and a new way to create antibiotics.

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Stephen Martin Receives 2017 ACS Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products

August 30, 2016

Professor Stephen Martin is the recipient of the 2017 ACS Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products, sponsored by Givaudan. The purpose of this award is to recognize and encourage outstanding achievements in the analysis, structure elucidation, and chemical synthesis of natural products

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