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Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on New Directions in the Study of Antimicrobial Therapeutics: New Classes of Antimicrobials.

Title Treating infectious diseases in a microbial world : report of two workshops on novel antimicrobial therapeutics / Committee on New Directions in the Study of Antimicrobial Therapeutics: New Classes of Antimicrobials ; Committee on New Directions in the Study of Antimicrobial Therapeutics: Immunomodulation, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2006]
©2006
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Description 1 online resource (x, 92 pages) : illustrations, charts
Contents Challenges for the Development of New Antimicrobials: Rethinking the Approaches: Report of a Workshop -- Promising Approaches to the Development of Immunomodulation for the Treatment of Infectious Diseases: Report of a Workshop
Summary Humans coexist with millions of harmless microorganisms, but emerging diseases, resistance to antibiotics, and the threat of bioterrorism are forcing scientists to look for new ways to confront the microbes that do pose a danger. This report identifies innovative approaches to the development of antimicrobial drugs and vaccines based on a greater understanding of how the human immune system interacts with both good and bad microbes. The report concludes that the development of a single superdrug to fight all infectious agents is unrealistic
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Anti-infective agents -- Therapeutic use -- Congresses.
Communicable diseases -- Treatment -- Congresses.
Infection -- Treatment -- Congresses.
Anti-Infective Agents.
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses.
Bacterial Infections.
Chemical Actions and Uses.
Chemicals and Drugs
Disease.
Infection.
Pharmacologic Actions.
Therapeutic Uses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on New Directions in the Study of Antimicrobial Therapeutics: Immunomodulation.
ISBN 0309654904 (electronic bk.)
9780309654906 (electronic bk.)
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