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Fall 2018

 How Science has Improved our Health

 Thursdays,  9:30-11:30 A.M.

 Instructor: Norm Curthoys


Course Objectives: 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. The course will discuss the advances in basic science that have lead to current understanding of the human genome. It will also discuss recent medical advances and the mechanisms by which new drugs and immunotherapies have resulted in improved outcomes in major diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease.


Powerpoint Presentations (in pdf)


Lecture 2 videos

Supplemental Readings (in .pdf)