The Resource Cold War Triangle : How Scientists in East and West Tamed HIV, Renilde Loeckx, (electronic resource)

Cold War Triangle : How Scientists in East and West Tamed HIV, Renilde Loeckx, (electronic resource)

Label
Cold War Triangle : How Scientists in East and West Tamed HIV
Title
Cold War Triangle
Title remainder
How Scientists in East and West Tamed HIV
Statement of responsibility
Renilde Loeckx
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The extraordinary story of scientists in East and West combatting HIV. A small group of scientists were doggedly working in the field of antiviral treatments when the AIDS epidemic struck. Faced with one of the grand challenges of modern biology of the twentieth century, scientists worked across the political divide of the Cold War to produce a new class of antivirals. Their molecules were developed by a Californian start-up together with teams of scientists at the Rega Institute of KU Leuven and the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (IOCB) of the Academy of Sciences in Prague. These molecules became the cornerstone of the blockbuster drugs now used to combat and prevent HIV. Cold War Triangle gives an insight into the human face of science as it recounts the extraordinary story of scientists in East and West who overcame ideological barriers and worked together for the benefit of humanity
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Cataloging source
P@U
Dewey number
362.19697/92
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA643.8
LC item number
.L643 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Cold War Triangle : How Scientists in East and West Tamed HIV, Renilde Loeckx, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Issued as part of book collections on Project MUSE
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-180) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- I. Leuven : a hotbed for antiviral research -- II. Behind the Iron Curtain -- III. Strange bedfellows : a Czech chemist and a Flemish virologist -- IV. The sixties in Leuven and Prague -- V. Enzymes : the secret of life as chemistry -- VI. From interferon to nucleosides -- VII. Breaking away from interferon -- VIII. The first antiviral drugs -- IX. Aids emerges in the shadow of the Cold War -- X. From passivity to action -- XI. First attempts to halt the epidemic -- XII. Finding the best therapy : the one-a-day-pill -- Epilogue : of scientists and crusaders
Control code
on1009361134
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (186 pages) :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789461662453
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
portraits
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22573/ctt1wfr15f
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.b37467025
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1009361134
  • jstor9461662459

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