Pathways to Biomedical Discovery *

@inproceedings{Thagard2002PathwaysTB,
  title={Pathways to Biomedical Discovery *},
  author={Paul Thagard},
  year={2002}
}
A biochemical pathway is a sequence of chemical reactions in a biological organism. Such pathways specify mechanisms that explain how cells carry out their major functions by means of molecules and reactions that produce regular changes. Many diseases can be explained by defects in pathways, and new treatments often involve finding drugs that correct those defects. This paper presents explanation schemas and treatment strategies that characterize how thinking about pathways contributes to… CONTINUE READING

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