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Articles Tagged with chemistry

A Meditation on Nuclear Medicine

An interview with Silvia Jurisson, Professor of Chemistry

Those of you who didn’t catch Professor Silvia Jurisson at her Saturday Morning Science lecture on March 4th can get a summary here, given by the lecturer herself. Jurisson’s research falls into the area of chemistry called radiopharmaceuticals—that is, pharmaceutical drugs with a radioactive atom attached for use in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

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Structure and Philosophy of Archaeometry

From an interview with Michael Glascock, Senior Research Scientist and Research Assistant Prof of Nuclear Engineering, Research Reactor

Glascock defines the field of archaeometry, and then details his personal approach to the field. He also notes his attempts to reach out to the archaeometric community in order to further the science.

How Wells found her way from chemistry to law

From an interview with Christina Wells, Professor of Law

Wells majored in chemistry at the University of Kansas, assuming she would eventually become a physician. She eventually realized, however, that what she liked most about chemistry was the theory part of problem-solving. After taking some humanities courses, she found herself drawn to law, and when she took a constitutional law course Wells simply “fell in love,” finding multiple connections between chemistry and law in terms of problem-solving, philosophy, and the testing of hypotheses.

MU facult in radiochemistry

From an interview with Silvia Jurisson, Professor of Chemistry

Designing radiopharmaceuticals

From an interview with Silvia Jurisson, Professor of Chemistry

Designing radiopharmaceuticals involves combining the right radioisotope with a targeting molecule, in order to take it to the tumor. The selection of the targeting molecule depends upon the type of cancer. In the case of breast cancer, for example, a hormone molecule might be used.