A new chemical synthesis method based on a catalyst worth many times the price of gold and providing a far more efficient and economical method than traditional ones for designing and manufacturing extremely novel pharmaceutical compounds is described by its University at Buffalo developers in a review article in the journal Nature.
Why is that important to us in corrections sentencing?
So far, the new synthesis strategy has generated compounds that have potential activity against a broad range of disease states, from cancer to central nervous system disorders, such as depression, to inflammatory and microbial diseases and medications for treating cocaine addiction. (emphasis mine)
It should be even more important as the bioengineering side of TECHNO develops better abilities to pinpoint precise pharmaceutical remedies for individual addicts and others whose behavior can be affected by directed pharmaceuticals, like maybe sex offenders or violent types. The biggest news will be when the researchers involved on both sides start doing the same car pool.
[Here’s how it could be applied. Researchers have apparently discovered the means to block morphine addiction in mice. (How the mice got hooked on morphine is not disclosed.) The researchers think they may be able to induce the same effect pharmaceutically. And, if they can do it for morphine, that opens up possibilities for other addictive substances, even though not all of them act the same as morphine or its derivatives like oxycontin in the body. Good news for mice, for sure, but combine it with the findings above and maybe we can see ways to get a giant chunk of our prison pop out of those beds needed for the violent and sex folks. Then we can turn the TECHNO on for them, too, maybe.]