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Title: Biodiversity, drug discovery, and the future of global health: Introducing the biodiversity to biomedicine consortium, a call to action
Authors: Neergheen-Bhujun, Vidushi
Awan, Almas Taj
Baran, Yusuf
Bunnefeld, Nils
Chan, Kit
Dela Cruz, Thomas Edison
Egamberdieva, Dilfuza
Elsasser, Simon
Johnson, Mari-Vaughn V.
Komai, Shoji
Konevega, Andrey L.
Malone, John H.
Mason, Paul
Nguon, Rothsophal
Piper, Ross
Shrestha, Uttam Babu
Pesic, Milica
Kagansky, Alexander
Keywords: Biodiversity
Drug discovery
Biomedical research
Pharmaceutical sciences
Global health
Publisher: Edinburgh University Global Health Society
Source: Neergheen-Bhujun, V., Awan, A. T., Baran, Y., Bunnefeld, N., Chan, K., Dela Cruz, T. E., Egamberdieva, D., ...Kagansky, A. (2017). Biodiversity, drug discovery, and the future of global health: Introducing the biodiversity to biomedicine consortium, a call to action. Journal of Global Health, 7(2). doi:10.7189/jogh.07.020304
Abstract: Looking to nature for medicine is nothing new – we have been doing it for tens of thousands of years and although modern pharmaceutical science has come a long way from those ancient roots, nature is and will always be an important source of useful compounds and inspiration. Dismissing nature in this regard is a huge mistake as evolution is the greatest problem solver and the myriad compounds produced by the immense variety of species we share the planet with have been honed by three billion years of trial and error. However, with every bit of habitat that disappears under the plough or concrete we impoverish nature and deprive ourselves of potential medicines.
ISSN: 2047-2978
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