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    Bioisosteres

    A couple of years ago, I referred to a journal article summarizing many recent examples of bioisosteres in medicinal chemistry. I’ve been meaning to mention a book that came out late last year, Bioisosteres in Medicinal Chemistry. It looks to be a compendium of all the latest information on functional group substitutions and their effects… Read More
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    Science Gifts: Actual Med-Chem Books

    A few years ago, I asked the readership for the best books on the practice of medicinal chemistry and drug discovery itself. These may not be exactly stocking stuffers, at least not for most people, but I wanted to mention these again, and to solicit nominations for more recent titles to add to the list. Read More
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    Brain Cells: Different From Each Other, But Similar to Something Else?

    Just how different is one brain cell from another? I mean, every cell in our body has the same genome, so the differences in type (various neurons, glial cells) must be due to expression during development. And the differences between individual members of a class must be all due to local environment and growth – Read More
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    A New Book on Chemical Patents

    I wanted to mention a book I’ve received a review copy of recently: Writing Chemistry Patents and Intellectual Property: A Practical Guide. The description is accurate. It’ll be most useful for people who don’t have access to a lot of well-paid legal talent – or at least would like to get things into shape as… Read More
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    Data Handling in Collaborations

    I wanted to mention a book I’ve received, courtesy of the editors: Collaborative Computational Technologies for Biomedical Research. It’s a multi-author look at various ways to handle data in all sorts of research partnerships – precompetitive consortia, academia-industrial collaborations, open-source discovery, and so on. Several… Read More
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    Book Review: The Quest for the Cure

    I wanted to mention that I have a review up at Cell for a new book by Brent Stockwell (at Columbia): The Quest for the Cure: The Science and Stories Behind the Next Generation of Medicines. I found it a good summary of recent drug discovery, and a look at the attempts to attack “undruggable” Read More
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    Garage Biotech: The Book

    I haven’t read it yet, but there’s a new book on the whole “garage biotech” field, which I’ve blogged about hereand here. Biopunk looks to be a survey of the whole movement; I hope to go through it shortly. I’m still on the “let a thousand flowers bloom” side of this issue, myself, but it’s… Read More
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    Drug Discovery History

    One of the speakers here yesterday recommended Walter Sneader’s Drug Discovery: A History, which I haven’t read. It looks good, though, for a look back on how we got here. He also showed some drug structure “family trees” from Sneader’s earlier book, Drug Prototypes and Their Exploitation. I haven’t seen a copy o… Read More
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    Serendipity in Medicine

    I came across this book the other day, and bought it on sight: Happy Accidents: Serendipity in Modern Medical Breakthroughs. From what I’ve read of it so far, it’s a fine one-stop-reference for all sorts of medical discoveries where fortune favored the prepared mind (as Pasteur put it). There are drug discovery tales, surgical procedure… Read More
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    Friday Book Recommendation

    I’m going to be off helping out with my daughter’s field trip today, so it’s not like there are going to be a lot of posts around here. But I did want to mention this book, “The Elements”, by Theodore Gray. That’s this guy, Theodore Gray of Wolfram Research and of Wooden Periodic Table fame. Read More