Main Profile

At A Glance

Bench to Bedside: Molecularly Targeted Therapies in Blood Disorders and Malignancy

Where do new drugs and treatments come from? This class will take you from the test tubes and mice of the laboratory to the treatment of patients with deadly blood disorders. Students will learn how to think as a scientist through discussion of primary research papers describing the discoveries of several novel treatments. Topics such as gene therapy, the potential of drugs based on RNA interference and the reprogramming of somatic cells into stem cells for regenerative medicine will be discu...

Start Date: Sep 01, 2009 Topics: Literature, Medicine, Biology
Cost: Free

Contact

Bench to Bedside: Molecularly Targeted Therapies in Blood Disorders and Malignancy's Full Profile

Overview

Description

Where do new drugs and treatments come from? This class will take you from the test tubes and mice of the laboratory to the treatment of patients with deadly blood disorders. Students will learn how to think as a scientist through discussion of primary research papers describing the discoveries of several novel treatments. Topics such as gene therapy, the potential of drugs based on RNA interference and the reprogramming of somatic cells into stem cells for regenerative medicine will be discussed.This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in a highly interactive setting. Many instructors of the Advanced Undergraduate Seminars are postdoctoral scientists with a strong interest in teaching.

Details

  • Dates: Sep 01, 2009 to Dec 20, 2009
  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Advanced
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructors: Dr. Bill Wong, Dr. Johan Flygare
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: MIT OCW
  • Topics: Literature, Medicine, Biology

Provider Overview

About MIT OCW: MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

Latest Tweet

MIT OCW Offers Courses In: Science, Health, English Language Arts

Questions about Bench to Bedside: Molecularly Targeted Therapies in Blood Disorders and Malignancy

Want more info about Bench to Bedside: Molecularly Targeted Therapies in Blood Disorders and Malignancy? Get free advice from education experts and Noodle community members.

  • Answer