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From advances in technology to improve patient care to the most mysterious of diseases, tonight is an exploration of what it takes to diagnose diseases in the 21st century.
Sarcoidosis: an Enigmatic Disease
Dr Simon Fraser (Post-Doctoral Research Associate)
Sarcoidosis is a rare and unusual inflammatory disease that is almost impossible to predict how it will present from patient to patient. The condition is well known for masquerading as other diseases and symptoms can vary widely depending on which organs are involved. This makes it very challenging to make any significant medical break-through in the fight against this disease. But what exactly do we know about this condition? More importantly, what is our immune system doing about it? All shall be explained as we decipher this enigmatic disease.
Animal Testing & How Can We Get Rid Of It?
Professor John Greenman (Professor of Tumour Immunology - The University of Hull)
One of the huge downsides of medical research is the necessity to test on animals before treating humans, but what if there was an alternative? Join John as he enlightens us on the new 3D printed models that have the potential to redefine medical research as we know it.