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Drugs and the Future

Drugs and the Future Book
Author : David J. Nutt,Trevor W. Robbins,Gerald V. Stimson,Martin Ince,Andrew Jackson
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2006-12-11
ISBN : 9780080467740
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drugs and the Future presents 13 reviews collected to present the new advances in all areas of addiction research, including knowledge gained from mapping the human genome, the improved understanding of brain pathways and functions that are stimulated by addictive drugs, experimental and clinical psychology approaches to addiction and treatment, as well as both ethical considerations and social policy. The book also includes chapters on the history of addictive substances and some personal narratives of addiction. Introduced by Sir David King, Science Advisory to the UK Government and head of the Office of Science and Technology, and Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in the USA, the book uniquely covers the full range of disciplines which can provide insight into the future of addiction, from genetics to the humanities. Written for a scientific audience, it is also applicable to non-specialists as well. Provides an unique overview of what we know about addiction, and how scientific knowledge can and should be applied in the societal, ethical, and political context Applies the state-of-the-art research in fields such as Genomics, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Social Policy and Ethics to addiction research Includes a preface by Sir David King, Science Advisory to the UK Government and head of the Office of Science and Technology, and in introduction by Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in the USA

Towards Drugs of the Future

Towards Drugs of the Future Book
Author : Chris G. Kruse,Hendrick Timmerman
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 2008-01-01
ISBN : 1586039490
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Meaning of Dwelling Features. Conceptual and Methodological Issues relates the research areas of housing preferences and the meaning of a dwelling with each other and with aspects of the means-end approach as applied in marketing research. It results in a conceptual and methodological framework for studying the meaning of preferences for dwelling features. These features are viewed as functional for achieving the goals and values that people pursue. The meaning of dwelling features lies in these functional relationships. The model presented in this study therefore relates preferences for the features of a dwelling to the meaning they have for people. These relationships are called meaning structures. Meaning structures are measured by a semi-structured interviewing technique, which is an adapted version of the laddering technique for measuring means-end chains, and network methods are used for the representation and analysis of these meaning structures.

Medicinal Plants of the Asia Pacific

Medicinal Plants of the Asia Pacific Book
Author : Christophe Wiart
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2006-01-11
ISBN : 9814480339
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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' This invaluable book provides a readable, introductory text to the fascinating subject of drug discovery from the medicinal plants of Asia-Pacific. A carefully designed layout presents more than 400 medicinal plants, and includes description of compound structure, molecular properties, pharmacology and clinical uses. With its broad scope and extensive compound listings, this is a premier reference source for natural products research using a pharmacological approach. Starting from a collection of plants in the rainforests of Asia-Pacific, Wiart shows how the present state of knowledge fosters a whole new way of looking at the discovery of drugs from medicinal plants. Wiart uses his approach to deal with a remarkable array of fundamental problems: from the phylogeny of plants, to the molecular basis of activity, limitations of phytochemistry, and the possibility of a truly fundamental theory of ethnopharmacology. Written with exceptional clarity, and illustrated by more than 300 original pictures and 400 chemical structures, this seminal book allows scientists and non-scientists alike to participate in what promises to be a major intellectual revolution. Contents:Class MAGNOLIOPSIDA Cronquist, Takhtajan & Zimmermann, 1966, the Dicotyledons:Subclass MAGNOLIIDAE Takhtajan 1966Subclass HAMAMELIDAE Takhtajan 1966Subclass CARYOPHYLLIDAE Takhtajan 1966Subclass DILLENIIDAE Takhtajan 1966Subclass ROSIDAE Takhtajan 1966Subclass ASTERIDAE Takhtajan 1966Class LILIOPSIDA Cronquist, Takhtajan & Zimmermann 1966, the Monocotyledons:Subclass ARECIDAE Takhtajan 1966Subclass COMMELINIDAE Takhtajan 1966Subclass ZINGIBERIDAE Cronquist 1978Subclass LILIIDAE Takhtajan 1966 Readership: Students, academics and researchers in pharmacology, toxicology, biotechnology, natural product research, medicinal chemistry, oncology, microbiology, alternative medicine and food sciences; pharmaceutical companies. Keywords:Drug Discovery;Medicinal Plants;Asia-Pacific;EthnopharmacologyKey Features:This book offers, for the very first time, a systematic and a comprehensive coverage of medicinal plants of the Asia-Pacific, one of the richest regions in biodiversityIt is a premier source of reference on traditional medicinal herbs and development of drugs from natural resourcesIt provides a detailed and fascinating ethnopharmacological account of over 400 plant species, illustrated with more than 300 original picture, 400 chemical structures, and contains thousands of referencesReviews: “Christophe Wiart has produced a magnificent book covering all pertinent aspects of the potential medicinal plants of the Asia-Pacific Region. Plants (dicots and moncots) are organized by class, subclass, order, family, genus and species. More than 315 species of plants are included in this tome. Botanical descriptions are first given for each family with a general statement of the potential pharmaceutical interest for the family, followed by discussions of the physical characteristics of each species, uses in the region and pharmaceutical interests in the species; the pharmacology, including potential toxicity, of extracts of each plant and an indication of the major pharmacologically active principles, with their structures are mentioned. Photographs and/or line drawings are included for each species … I have never seen such a book that has been this carefully prepared, so botanists, chemists, pharmacognosists, and pharmacologists having any interest in the medicinal or potentially medicinal higher plants of the Asia-Pacific Region, will be satisfied in the book content. The book will be found useful by academic, industrial and government scientists having any interest in the potential of plants as a source of new drugs.” Professor Norman Farnsworth University of Illinois at Chicago, USA “It will be an invaluable resource for doctors, pharmacists, plant scientists, pharmaceutical companies and conservationists in the region, and to all who are interested in medicinal plants.” Professor Nina L Etkin University of Hawaii, USA “‘Medicinal plants of Asia-Pacific: Drugs for the Future?’ offers researchers a strong foundation from which to advance the field of ethnopharmacology.” Professor Elizabeth M Williamson University of Reading, UK '

The Future of Drug Discovery

The Future of Drug Discovery Book
Author : Tamas Bartfai,Graham V. Lees
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2013-05-18
ISBN : 0124095194
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Future of Drug Discovery: Who decides which diseases to treat? provides a timely and detailed look at the efforts of the pharmaceutical industry and how they relate, or should relate, to societal needs. The authors posit that as a result of increasing risk aversion and accelerated savings in research and development, the industry is not developing drugs for increasingly prevalent diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, untreatable pain, antibiotics and more. This book carefully exposes the gap between the medicines and therapies we need and the current business path. By analyzing the situation and discussing prospects for the next decade, the The Future of Drug Discovery is a timely book for all those who care about the development needs for drugs for disease. Provides an in-depth, broad perspective on the crisis in drug industry Exposes the disconnect between what society needs and what the drug companies are working on Analyses and projects over 10 years into the future Explains what it means for scientists and society Determines what is needed to be done to make sure that the industry responds to society's needs, remains commercially attractive and answers the question as to who decides which diseases to treat

National Survey Results on Drug Use from the Monitoring the Future Study 1975 1998 Secondary school students

National Survey Results on Drug Use from the Monitoring the Future Study  1975 1998  Secondary school students Book
Author : Lloyd Johnston,Patrick M. O'Malley,Jerald G. Bachman
Publisher : U.S. Government Printing Office
Release : 1999
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This two-volume monograph reports the results of the 24th national survey of drug use and related attitudes and beliefs among American high school seniors, the nineteenth such survey of American college students, and the eighth such survey of eighth- and tenth-grade students. The major purpose of this publication is to develop an accurate picture of current drug use and trends. Given the illicit and illegal nature of most of the phenomena under study and the absence of prevalence data, substantial misconceptions can develop and resources may be misallocated. Throughout this report, the focus in on drug use at the higher frequency levels rather than simply on who has used various drugs. A summary of the findings on trends includes: over more than a decade--from the late 1970s to the early 1990s--these were very appreciable declines in use of a number of illicit drugs among twelfth-grade students, and even larger declines in their use among American college students and young adults. These substantial improvements--which seem largely explainable in terms of changes in attitudes, beliefs about the risks of drug use, and peer norms against drug use--have some extremely important policy implications. One of these is that these various substance-using behaviors among American young people are malleable--they can be changed. Secondly, the demand-side factors appear to have been pivotal in bringing about these changes. the availability of marijuana, as reported by high school seniors, has held fairly steady throughout the life of the study. Improvements should not be taken for granted; relapse is always possible. In 1992, eighth graders exhibited a significant increase in annual use of marijuana, cocaine, LSD, and hallucinogens other than LSD, as well as an increase in inhalant use. In 1993, increases occurred in a number of "gateway drugs"--marijuana, cigarettes, and inhalants. The drug problem requires an ongoing, dynamic response from our society--one that takes into account the continuing generational replacement of our children and the generational forgetting of the dangers of drugs which can occur with that replacement. Contains 5 appendixes, 128 tables, and 105 figures.) (JDM)

A Promising Future

A Promising Future Book
Author : Mary A. Jansen
Publisher : Diane Publishing Company
Release : 1992
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines the economic and human costs of alcohol and drug related problems and how these costs have led to more Federal government support for prevention programs. Provides a historical perspective on alcohol and drug use prevention and the current status of prevention strategies. Programs designed to reduce demand for drugs are discussed along with AIDS and its connection to drug use. Extensive bibliography.

Reckoning

Reckoning Book
Author : Elliott Currie
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 1994-04-01
ISBN : 9780809015719
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Brain Drug Targeting

Brain Drug Targeting Book
Author : William M. Pardridge
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2001-05-31
ISBN : 9780521800778
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This challenging 2001 book reviews modern neurotherapeutics from the point of view of drug targeting.