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Extra Life | Gertrude Elion’s Role in Developing Drugs Made Her a Pioneer of Modern Medicine | PBS


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Gertrude Elion and George Hitchings were a drug-making dream team. They built highly efficient, targeted synthetic drugs to perform specific tasks. Elion and her team built a new antiviral drug in the 1970s to treat herpes, ushering in a new age of medicine and paving the way for designer drugs that could treat a huge range of illnesses. Tune in or stream Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer Tuesdays, May 11 – June 1, 2021 at 8/7c.

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