Transforming Glycoscience

Transforming Glycoscience

A Roadmap for the Future

eBook - 2012
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"A new focus on glycoscience, a field that explores the structures and functions of sugars, promises great advances in areas as diverse as medicine, energy generation, and materials science, this report finds. Glycans--also known as carbohydrates, saccharides, or simply as sugars--play central roles in many biological processes and have properties useful in an array of applications. However, glycans have received little attention from the research community due to a lack of tools to probe their often complex structures and properties. Transforming Glycoscience: A Roadmap for the Future presents a roadmap for transforming glycoscience from a field dominated by specialists to a widely studied and integrated discipline, which could lead to a more complete understanding of glycans and help solve key challenges in diverse fields."Publisher's description.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2012
ISBN: 9780309260848
0309260841
9780309260831
0309260833
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 191 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color map

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