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September 26, 2023


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Medical Detectives (University of Edinburgh). A series of public lectures which show that keen detective work is still essential for 21st Century doctors.

Inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the lectures highlight the University of Edinburgh's acclaimed medical research. Conan Doyle drew inspiration for his character Sherlock Holmes when he was a medical student at Edinburgh. He based Holmes on the Professor of Medicine Joseph Bell, who was known for his meticulous attention to detail. Today's medical sleuths, just like Holmes, must use powers of observation and deduction not only to make the right diagnosis but also to find new treatments.

Course Curriculum

  • 01. Hounds & the Cancer Genes: Cats & Dogs Providing Clues to Treating Human Cancer Unlimited
  • 02. A Study in Scarring: The Dark Side of Wound Repair Unlimited
  • 03. On the Cushing Case: A Tale Linked to Obesity Unlimited
  • 04. Case Book: Fighting Cancer with Killer Cells Unlimited
  • 05. Cracking the Cell Code: How We Build Vital Organs Unlimited
  • 06. Prions: The Serial Killers that Attack the Brain Unlimited
  • 07. Murder of a Heart Valve: An Open-and-shut Case? Unlimited
  • 08. The Mysteries of Birth: Far From Elementary, My Dear Watson Unlimited
  • 09. Solving the Mysteries of Paget’s Disease Unlimited
  • 10. Solving Fragile X Syndrome: Looking for Clues in Brain Development Unlimited
  • 11. The Curious Tale of the Undead: From Potatoes to Cancer Unlimited
  • 12. Pesticide Deaths in Asia: Looking for the Clues in Prevention Unlimited
  • 13. Mindbending: The Curious Tale of Psychotropic Drugs Unlimited
  • 14. Tracking the Elusive Killer Unlimited
  • 15. Stress Hormones and Heart Disease: The Clue is in Mixed-up Colorist Unlimited
  • 16. Stem Cell Research Unlimited
  • 17. Curing Leukaemia: Mustard Gas, Guinea Pigs and DNA Unlimited
  • 18. The Case of the Vanishing Yellow Man Unlimited
  • 19. Scanning for a Diagnostic Test for Schizophrenia Unlimited
  • 20. Why Doesn’t the Brain Repair Itself? Unlimited
  • 21. Doggedly Dependent: A Canine Story of Human Intervention and Form Unlimited
  • 22. Unlocking the Mysteries of Childhood Epilepsy Unlimited
  • 23. The Sign of Three: An Investigation into the Epidemic of Itch, Sneeze and Wheeze Unlimited
  • 24. Unravelling the Mystery of Stroke Disease – The Clue’s in the Numbers Unlimited

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