10. Better than Sliced Bread

  1. Abhik Ghosh
  1. Chaitan Khosla

Published Online: 14 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118007099.ch10

Letters to a Young Chemist

Letters to a Young Chemist

How to Cite

Khosla, C. (2011) Better than Sliced Bread, in Letters to a Young Chemist (ed A. Ghosh), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118007099.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, University of Tromsø, 9037 Tromsø, Norway

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 - 5080 USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 21 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470390436

Online ISBN: 9781118007099

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Keywords:

  • Better Than Sliced Bread, the term orphan disease - meaning many things to people, well-defined meaning in biomedical community;
  • orphan diseases, untrodden territory in research - pharmaceutical industry, unlikely to work on conditions, with little financial incentive;
  • safe and effective therapeutic alternatives - for a strict lifelong gluten-free diet for celiac sprue patients

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What is an Orphan Disease?

  • On the Home Front

  • The Role of Chemistry

  • Further Reading