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A Georgia College professor was part of a team that recently received a patent for their research.

Dr. Chavonda Mills was working towards her Ph.D in medicinal chemistry at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee when she and two other researchers created therapeutic agents that could treat HIV and some forms of cancer.

“You always hope your research leads to such a discovery,” said Mills. “To get to this point is very rewarding.”..............

"This is just the first step in a very long process,” said Mills. “Although the compounds show great promise, numerous tests to evaluate their toxicity are still required. Whether or not we will reach the level of clinical trials is unknown at this point. However, our discovery serves as a significant contribution to the ongoing research efforts to find treatments for HIV and cancer. ”.............