Timeline of Glycoscience
     
 
1970
500 glycobiology papers published
 
1976
8 essential sugars identified in glycoproteins and glycolipids
 
1980
1500 glycobiology papers published
 
1990
4000 glycobiology papers published
 
1990
Role of carbohydrates involved in intercellular communication and immune function described in BioTechnology Vol 8
 
1995
Cell surface sugars reported necessary for normal immune function
 
1996
Harper's Biochemistry, Murray et al.: chapter on glycoproteins focuses on the 8 necessary sugars used in glycoproteins and glycolipids for cellular communication
 
1998
Acta Anatomica devoted an entire article, special March issue on glycoscience; reported the information content of biological sugar combinations exceeds the DNA code
 
1998
Finding that galactose and mannose are "essential" sugars, not synthesized from glucose
 
2000
8000 glycobiology papers published
 
2001
Science March 23 issue features "Carbohydrates and Glycobiology"; reviews structural and functional uses of 8 critical sugars in cellular physiology
 
2001
NIH grants consortium $34 million to study cell-cell communication interactions
 
2002
Scientific American: July "Sweet Medicine: Building Better Drugs from Sugars."
 
2002
New Scientist Archive: October story depicts glycobiology as the future of immunology, neurology, developmental biology
 
2002
Biochimie devotes two issues to glycobiology
 
2003
"Glycomics" identified as "One of 10 Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World."
 
2003
23,218 Medline articles with keyword "glycoprotein" published
 
2004
DVD - Glyconutrients and Stem Cell Production by H. Reginald McDaniel, M.D.
 
2007 to present
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