The quest for the cure : the science and stories behind the next generation of medicines (eBook, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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The quest for the cure : the science and stories behind the next generation of medicines

Author: Brent R Stockwell
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2013] ©2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a behind-the-scenes tour of today's medical innovations, tracing key 20th-century pharmacological milestones while profiling sophisticated, emerging approaches to drug design that may enable breakthrough treatments for seemingly incurable diseases. --From publisher description.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brent R Stockwell
OCLC Number: 1285753341
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 265 pages : illustrations)
Contents: Part one. The vanishing cures. The drug discovery crisis --
A new science of molecules --
The birth of the first cancer drugs --
A new company creating drug combinations --
The undruggable RAS protein --
The druggable genome. Part two. The path to the next generation of medicines. Peering inside proteins --
The nature of interactions between proteins --
From protein-protein interactions --
A revolution in peptide synthesis --
A vast array of drug candidates --
Moving outside the small molecule box --
Accelerating the arrival of next generation drugs.
Other Titles: Science and stories behind the next generation of medicines
Responsibility: Brent R. Stockwell.

Abstract:

Offers a behind-the-scenes tour of today's medical innovations, tracing key 20th-century pharmacological milestones while profiling sophisticated, emerging approaches to drug design that may enable breakthrough treatments for seemingly incurable diseases. --From publisher description.

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