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 *** RESOURCES: http://www.engineeringchallenges.org/9129.aspx https://www.nature.com/subjects/drug-discovery https://www.nature.com/subjects/drug-delivery https://www.bio.org/articles/synthetic-biology-explained https://www.theguardian.com/science/2010/may/20/craig-venter-synthetic-life-form http://science.sciencemag.org/content/329/5987/52 https://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/dna-sequencing-technologies-key-to-the-human-828 http://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/cancer https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/interventional-radiology/procedures/chemoembolization/index.html https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3275820/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4884743/ https://www.cancer.org/research/cancer-facts-statistics/global.html https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4051326/ https://report.nih.gov/nihfactsheets/ViewFactSheet.aspx?csid=62 https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/1a8d/ea8780d5e2e8ef07ff83aef4cf7579e9dc04.pdf http://articles.latimes.com/1989-10-30/local/me-93_1_hot-pepper https://www.med.uio.no/ncmm/english/topics/drug-discovery/ https://www.healthline.com/health/heart-disease/drug-eluting-stent https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1464-410X.2001.00112.x *** Crash Course is on Patreon! You can support us directly by signing up at http://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Thanks to the following Patrons for their generous monthly contributions that help keep Crash Course free for everyone forever: Eric Prestemon, Sam Buck, Mark Brouwer, Bob Doye, Jennifer Killen, Naman Goel, Patrick Wiener II, Nathan Catchings, Efrain R. Pedroza, Brandon Westmoreland, dorsey, Indika Siriwardena, James Hughes, Kenneth F Penttinen, Trevin Beattie, Satya Ridhima Parvathaneni, Erika & Alexa Saur, Glenn Elliott, Justin Zingsheim, Jessica Wode, Kathrin Benoit, Tom Trval, Jason Saslow, Nathan Taylor, Brian Thomas Gossett, Khaled El Shalakany, SR Foxley, Sam Ferguson, Yasenia Cruz, Eric Koslow, Caleb Weeks, Tim Curwick, D.A. Noe, Shawn Arnold, Malcolm Callis, Advait Shinde, William McGraw, Andrei Krishkevich, Rachel Bright, Jirat, Ian Dundore -- Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse CC Kids: http://www.youtube.com/crashcoursekids