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Author Loeckx, Renilde, author.

Title Cold War Triangle : How Scientists in East and West Tamed HIV / Renilde Loeckx.

Imprint Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2017.
Leuven, Belgium : Lipsius Leuven, [2017]


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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF (186 pages)) : portraits
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-180) and index.
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.
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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Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Research -- Political aspects.
HIV infections -- Research -- Political aspects.
AIDS (Disease) -- International cooperation.
HIV infections -- International cooperation.
International cooperation.
AIDS Vaccines -- history
Anti-Retroviral Agents -- history
Biomedical Research -- history
Epidemics -- prevention & control
International Cooperation
History, 20th Century
Sida -- Recherche -- Aspect politique.
Infections à VIH -- Recherche -- Aspect politique.
Sida -- Coopération internationale.
Infections à VIH -- Coopération internationale.
Coopération internationale.
Médecine -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
International cooperation
AIDS (Disease) -- International cooperation
AIDS (Disease) -- Research -- Political aspects
Indexed Term History of medicine
Other Form: Print version: 9789462701137
ISBN 9789461662453 (electronic bk.)
9461662459 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000062542038
AU@ 000075798652
AU@ 000075843829
AU@ 000075866702
AU@ 000075882862

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