Informational Literacy and Drug Discovery Practice how to use a variety of resources to find information Research the “basics” about the drug discovery process Practice doing a presentation and writing a research paper View Drug Discovery Movie (optional) Pick a drug to research Utilizing library and Internet resources, find information on how this drug was discovered and developed including the “chemistry”, how it was tested (Clinical Trials 1, 2 and 3), and were there any problems with its testing, and finally, if applicable, what its rack record on the market. Based on the Power Point rubic, develop a 10-15 minute Power Point presentation. Based on the research paper rubric, write a paper using the Modern Language Association (MLA) system for listing references. Overview of Drug Discovery and Picking a Drug to Research The American Chemical Society (ACS) produced the “Drug Discovery” movie with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Pay attention to the steps that are required to put a drug on the market. You’ll need to know them to write your research paper. Pick a drug to research, possible suggestions are as follows: Viagra, Insulin, Human Growth Hormone, Tissue Plasminogen Activator (TPA), Taxol, Gleevec, Herceptin, Lipitor, Prozac, and the ever-changing group of drugs to treat HIV. In addition, I would review your textbook, as it profiles a variety of drugs, and also use the popular search engine, Google and its companion Google Scholar, to find an interesting drug to research. Information on how to write the research paper is found at several sources such as Info Trac, the website associated with the textbook, and also at several library websites such as Capital Community College, Purdue, Cornell, University of Texas and Austin Community College. The information can be found by using the keywords “How to write a write a research paper using the MLA system”; accordingly please use the Modern Language Association (MLA) system for listing references. Finally, review the presentation rubric to make sure your paper follows the key points listed. The Power Point presentation should follow the key points listed in the rubric. If you do not own the software, ACC does or you can access it via the Biotechnology Department. Companies do expect technicians to be able to give Power Point presentations. This is a excellent opportunity to practice your presentation skills.