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Learning from Patients: The Science of Medicine

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As part of the 2003 Holiday Lectures on Science, Dr. Bert Vogelstein and Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi discuss how their patients have led to a deeper understanding of the genetic and molecular bases of neurological disorders and cancer. Thanks to these patients, researchers can now apply the knowledge gained to diagnosis, prevention, and the search for cures.

Biomedical scientists can gain essential insights from patients that help move their research in new directions. In four lectures, Dr. Bert Vogelstein and Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi discuss how their patients have led them to a deeper understanding of the genetic and molecular bases of cancer and neurological disorders. Dr. Vogelstein explains our current understanding of the biology of cancer and how scientists are using information about cancer genes to treat and prevent the disease. Dr. Zoghbi recounts the research journeys she took to find the genes associated with two devastating neurological disorders: spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 and Rett syndrome.

Awards

  • 2004 Telly Awards; Silver

by Bert Vogelstein, MD and Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD

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In four lectures, Dr. Bert Vogelstein and Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi discuss how their patients have led them to a deeper understanding of the genetic and molecular bases of cancer and neurological disorders.

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