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Hallelujah Moments: Tales of Drug Discovery

Eugene H. Cordes


This work provides eleven stories of drug discovery and features the scientists who made them. The outcome of the discovery work has provided novel therapies in cancer, cardiovascular medicine, antibacterial and antiviral infectious diseases, parasitic diseases, metabolic diseases, and weight control. Each story begins with the basic biomedical science that revealed the pathway to effective drug therapy and continues with the step-by-step process that leads from insight to a product in clinical practice meeting a defined medical need. The tales feature creative problem-solving by clever and de ... More

Keywords: drug discovery, statins, anti-virals, anti-bacterials, taxol, ACE inhibitors, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, obesity, diabetes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190080457
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190080457.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eugene H. Cordes, author
Former Professor of Medical Chemistry, University of Michigan