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The Quest for the Cure: The Science and Stories Behind the Next Generation of Medicines

Brent Stockwell


After more than fifty years of blockbuster drug development, skeptics are beginning to fear we are reaching the end of drug discovery to combat major diseases. This book describes this dilemma and the powerful techniques that may bring drug research into the twenty-first century. Filled with absorbing stories of breakthroughs, this book begins with the scientific achievements of the twentieth century that led to today’s drug innovations. We learn how the invention of mustard gas in World War I led to early anti-cancer agents and how the efforts to decode the human genome might lead to new appr ... More

Keywords: drug discovery, drug research, drug innovations, anti-cancer agents, human genome, drug design, drug candidates

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231152136
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231152136.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brent Stockwell, author