The science behind pharmacology
Academic Press, a division of Elsevier, would like to announce the new book, Pharmacology: Principles and Practice, authored by Miles Hacker, William S. Messer, II and Kenneth A. Bachmann.
This unique and much needed textbook meets the rapidly emerging needs of programs training pharmacologic scientists seeking careers in basic research and drug discovery rather than such applied fields as pharmacy and medicine. While the market is crowded with many clinical and therapeutic pharmacology textbooks, the field of pharmacology is booming with the prospects of discovering new drugs, and virtually no extant textbook meets this need at the student level. The industry is so bereft of such approaches that many pharmaceutical companies will look towards this book to help train new drug researchers.
The explosion in pharmacology research is driven by the recent decryption of the human genome and enormous progress in controlling genes and synthesizing proteins, making new and even custom drug design possible. Hacker, Messer, and Bachman make use of these discoveries by moving logically from drug receptors to the target molecules drug researchers seek, and covering such modern topics along the way as side effects, drug resistance, Pharmacogenomics, and even nutriceuticals, one in a string of culminating chapters on the drug discovery process.