Gal publishes on Pasteur

By Staff

Gal publishes on Pasteur

Joseph Gal, a chemist and professor emeritus at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, recently explained how Louis Pasteur struggled to show how some molecules exist in mirror-image forms, called chirality, in a paper published in Nature Chemistry.

An article in The New York Times discussed Gal’s work and chiral drugs. Some of these drugs have mirror-image molecules that are dangerous, according to the Times, while others, such as ibuprofen, do not.

Click here to see the Times article.