How Science Has Improved Our Health

The 70’s are the new 60’s!! This is largely due to advances in biochemistry and biotechnology that have increased our understanding of genetic disorders and of diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and elevated cholesterol. This knowledge formed the basis for the recent development of improved therapies. This course will discuss the basic science that has led to recent medical advances and the mechanisms by which new drugs and immunotherapies have resulted in improved outcomes.  MSC, Classroom #1; Limit: 30

Norm Curthoys received a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and conducted basic biomedical research with over 40 years of continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health. During this time, he also taught biochemistry to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students.

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