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Drug Design

Drug Design

This module explores the Synergix drug design resources web site. The relationship ... (more)

This module explores the Synergix drug design resources web site. The relationship between drug discovery and bioinformatics is discussed. Several examples of bioinformatics methods used in the design of pharmaceutical are examined. (less)

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Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Syllabi
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Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
Susan Cates
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Drugs, Politics, and Culture, Spring 2006

Drugs, Politics, and Culture, Spring 2006

This class examines the relationship between a number of mind-altering substances and ... (more)

This class examines the relationship between a number of mind-altering substances and cultural processes. We look at the relationship between drugs and such phenomena as poverty, religion, technology, inter-generational conflict, colonialism, and global capitalism. We read about the physiological and psychological effects of these substances -- ranging from alcohol to LSD, cocaine and ecstasy -- and ask why different societies prohibit and sanction different drugs. We examine the use of mind-altering substances in a number of "traditional" societies, and follow the development of a global trade in such substances as sugar, coffee, tea, nicotine, cocaine, and marijuana concurrent with the evolution of global capitalism. We look at the use of LSD as a mind-control substance by the CIA and as a mind-altering substance in the 1960's counter-culture, and we look at the rise of Prozacĺ¨ and Viagraĺ¨ as popular, if controversial, pharmaceutical products in recent years. Finally, we evaluate America's current drug laws. (less)

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Science and Technology
Social Sciences
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Assessments
Full Course
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Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Gusterson, Hugh
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Language & Life Sciences: Drugs of the Future

Language & Life Sciences: Drugs of the Future

New understanding of human genetics will not only make it easier to ... (more)

New understanding of human genetics will not only make it easier to diagnose diseases, it will also change how diseases are treated. Scientists and drug companies are using knowledge from the Human Genome Project to find cures for everything from cancer to obesity (see chapter 1: Mapping the Human Genome). This new medicine is called "genomic" medicine. Medicine is changing at a rapid rate as a result of the new knowledge of the human genome. It is important for students to know how drugs and treatments are changing and will continue to change. (less)

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Science and Technology
Social Sciences
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Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
U.S. Department of State
Provider:
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Author:
Donna M. Brinton, Christine Holten, Jodi L. Nooyen
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Medical Anthropology: Culture, Society, and Ethics in Disease and Health, Fall 2008

Medical Anthropology: Culture, Society, and Ethics in Disease and Health, Fall 2008

This course looks at medicine from a cross-cultural perspective, focusing on the ... (more)

This course looks at medicine from a cross-cultural perspective, focusing on the human, as opposed to biological, side of things. Students learn how to analyze various kinds of medical practice as cultural systems. Particular emphasis is placed on Western (bio-) medicine; students examine how biomedicine constructs disease, health, body, and mind, and how it articulates with other institutions, national and international. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Jackson, Jean
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Perspectives on Ocean Science: Pharmaceutical Treasures from Marine Pond Scum? Discovery of New Drugs from the Sea

Perspectives on Ocean Science: Pharmaceutical Treasures from Marine Pond Scum? Discovery of New Drugs from the Sea

Join Scripps' Bill Gerwick in an exploration of the potential uses of ... (more)

Join Scripps' Bill Gerwick in an exploration of the potential uses of one of the most ancient of all life forms - blue-green algae - as a source for new pharmaceuticals with used ranging from anticancer compounds to drug screening. (54 minutes) (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Provider:
University of California, San Diego
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Pharmaceuticals Management for Under-served Populations

Pharmaceuticals Management for Under-served Populations

Students will be guided to analyze problems and develop strategies based on ... (more)

Students will be guided to analyze problems and develop strategies based on real world drug management issues including regulations, manufacture, procurement, distribution, safety, policy, financing and the unique aspects of international pharmaceutical trade, the role of the World Trade Organization - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (WTO-TRIPS), government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individuals/programs in the selection and use of pharmaceutical products. Course materials are drawn from both developed and developing countries so that the student will be knowledgeable about the role of Essential Medicines and the formation of a National Drug Policy. The course will use a multidisciplinary approach to provide students with an operational understanding of factors influencing access to and use of pharmaceuticals and other health commodities. Collectively, these materials and approaches are intended to stimulate critical thinking on how to improve access to and the use of pharmaceutical products. (less)

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Science and Technology
Social Sciences
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Full Course
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Collection:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Author:
Lyles, Alan
Peters, David
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Principles of Drug Development

Principles of Drug Development

Presents principles underlying preclinical and clinical development of new therapeutic drugs and ... (more)

Presents principles underlying preclinical and clinical development of new therapeutic drugs and procedures. Describes and evaluates specific examples, and discusses legal and ethical regulations that apply to drug development. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Author:
Charles Flexner
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Science and Technology
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Full Course
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Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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