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Engineers are problem solvers, and our own health is full of problems to be engineered. In this episode we discuss drug discovery and drug delivery. We’ll explore everything from classical and reverse pharmacology to the new field of synthetic biology. We’ll also look at how important good disease detection is and why we need more targeted drug delivery systems.

Crash Course Engineering is produced in association with PBS Digital Studios: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1mtdjDVOoOqJzeaJAV15Tq0tZ1vKj7ZV

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Medicine matters, whether you're getting flu shot or just talking an aspirin. The medical field is vital to the way you live your life. New treatments are coming out nearly every day, all because of the hard work of scientists and engineers. Together, they are creating breakthrough medicines and figuring out how to get them where they need to go. These efforts are called drug discovery and drug delivery, and they're what you need if you want to engineer a healthier world.

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