In this Book

buy this book Buy This Book in Print
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.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 1-6
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Contents
  2. pp. 7-8
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Foreword
  2. pp. 9-10
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. 11-14
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 15-20
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. I. Leuven: a hotbed for antiviral research
  2. pp. 21-28
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. II. Behind the Iron Curtain
  2. pp. 29-38
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. III. Strange bedfellows: a Czech chemist and a Flemish virologist
  2. pp. 39-46
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. IV. The sixties in Leuven and Prague
  2. pp. 47-54
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. V. Enzymes: the secret of life as chemistry
  2. pp. 55-62
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. VI. From interferon to nucleosides
  2. pp. 63-72
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. VII. Breaking away from interferon
  2. pp. 73-78
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. VIII. The first antiviral drugs
  2. pp. 79-84
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. IX. Aids emerges in the shadow of the Cold War
  2. pp. 85-96
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. X. From passivity to action
  2. pp. 97-108
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. XI. First attempts to halt the epidemic
  2. pp. 109-118
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. XII. Finding the best therapy: the one-a-day-pill
  2. pp. 119-126
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Epilogue. Of scientists and crusaders
  2. pp. 127-131
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Album
  2. pp. 132-150
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 151-180
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Index
  2. pp. 181-192
  3. open access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents

Additional Information

ISBN
9789461663979
Related ISBN
9789462701137
MARC Record
OCLC
1009361134
Pages
192
Launched on MUSE
2017-11-08
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.