Cartoon: Bridging the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases

Demystifying Medicine 2016

Tuesdays: January 5 through May 17
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Building 50 Conference Room
(unless otherwise noted)

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Course Materials
Speaker Profiles
Topic Introductions
Final Examination - Deadline May 25, 2016

Speaker Profiles

January 5 - The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind and Brain from Vienna 1900 to the Present

January 12 - Ebola, MERS and Likelihood of More Epidemics & Evolutionary Dynamics and Zoonotic and Cross-Species Transmission of Emerging Viruses

January 19 - The Future of Medicine: Personalized, Precision and Other

January 26 - Canceled Due to Weather - Rescheduled to May 17

February 2 - Where Do Viruses Come From and How Do They Do What They Do? & From A to E: 2000 Years of Hepatitis Virus History

February 9 - The Intestinal Microbiome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

February 16 - Atopy: The Common and The Rare Allergies in the Genomic Era

February 23 - "Shingles" (Herpes Zoster) Revisited

March 1 - Cell Polarity: Mechanisms and Disease in the Nervous System and Liver

March 8 - Depression: Neuromodulation Meets Super-Resolution Cell Biology

March 15 - Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Steato-Hepatitis (NAFLD/ NASH): An "Epidemic" Liver Disease Requiring New Drugs

March 22 - Progress in Understanding Congenital Heart Disease (The #1 Killer in Birth Defects): Mechanisms and New Technologies

March 29 - The Oral Microbiome Meets Cell Biology and Periodontal Disease

April 5 - Multiple Sclerosis: Mechanisms and Imaging the Process

April 12 - Global Warming: Effect on Vector Distribution, Disease and Natural Product Research

April 19 - Trauma in the Modern Age: Injury and Stem Cells

April 26 - Hepatocellular Cancer: Problems and Progress in an Epidemic Disease

May 3 - Cholesterol: Too Much and Too Little are Bad for Your Health

May 10 - Robotic Planetary Exploration and Thoughts about Human Spaceflight

May 17 - How Long Can and Should We Live? & What Centenurians Teach Us about Aging


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