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Title Transforming glycoscience [electronic resource] : a roadmap for the future / Committee on Assessing the Importance and Impact of Glycomics and Glycosciences, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies.
Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2012.

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Description xvi, 191 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Series NCBI Bookshelf
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-158).
Contents Introduction -- The landscape of current research in glycoscience -- Glycoscience in health, energy, and materials -- Examples of outstanding questions in glycoscience -- The toolkit of glycoscience.
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Summary "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.
Subject Glucosides -- Research.
Added Author National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology.
National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Life Sciences.
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ISBN 9780309260831 (pbk.)
0309260833 (pbk.)
OCLC # sseb_ssj0000746525
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