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Diseases from yesterday year compared to todays modern world vary dramatically! Let us take you on a tour of how different diseases have become more common over time and how technology has helped us fight them!
Seeking Syphilis: The Mysterious Pox
The first European accounts of syphilis appear at the end of the 15th century, when it seemed to appear out of the blue and ravage the population. But where did syphilis come from, if it was even really a "new" disease? Explore the controversial history and genetics with Frances Osis to find out what we do - and don't - know.
Precision Medicine: A Dissection of Cancer
Liam Hayman (PhD Researcher, University of Glasgow)
Cancer takes an estimated 450 lives per day in the UK. Cancer research has led to the development of treatments which can save or extend those lives. The problem is that patients do not always respond, or the response does not last, but we are beginning to understand why this happens. So, what are we going to do about it? We are going to give the right treatment to the right patient to get the right outcome, and we are going to do it using precision medicine.
Robotic Prostate Surgery in the West of Scotland
Dr. Imran Ahmad (Clinical Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research)
Prostate cancer is a leading cause of cancer mortality in men in the western world. Identifying and understanding the pathways that drive advanced and treatment-resistant prostate cancer will provide important information that will allow prognostication and individualised patient treatments. My current research interest is in understanding the mechanisms of treatment-resistance in advanced prostate cancer. Work in my laboratory uses state-of-the-art in vivo models in conjunction with patient samples to interrogate the disease processes in advanced and treatment-resistant prostate cancer.