Hallelujah Moments: Tales of Drug Discovery

Hallelujah Moments: Tales of Drug Discovery

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Drug discovery in the pharmaceutical industry has important consequences for the health and wellbeing of people everywhere. However, the general public knows little about the paths through which basic research findings are translated into products that protect or restore human health: the route from the laboratory bench to the bedside. In Hallelujah Moments, Eugene Cordes reveals how some of the most important and influential drugs have been brought into the practice of clinical medicine through the wit and determination of scientists in academia and industry. He shares his firsthand knowledge of the drug-discovery world, having spent a long and distinguished career in both the academic and industrial settings. These tales are qadventure stories, q and they trace the route of important drugs like Januvia, Primaxin, Capoten, and Zocor from concept to the clinic. Cordes shows us the dynamic and critical thinking needed to create a drug that meets important health needs. These are human stories of imagination, risk-taking, problem-solving, and perseverance. Written accessibly for a non-scientist audience, Hallelujah Moments provides insights into the fascinating world of drug discovery like never before.As a starting point, we can imagine hooking two amino acids together to make something known as a dipeptide, three amino acids together to make a tripeptide, and so forth. It is easy to see where the term polypeptide comes from, withpoly-anbsp;...

Title:Hallelujah Moments: Tales of Drug Discovery
Author:Eugene H. Cordes
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2014-01-31


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