Frontiers in Biomedicine

  • Allan L. Goldstein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Molecular Biology and Clinical Advances in the Genetics and Treatment of Aging, Osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s Disease

  3. Pathophysiology and Clinical Advances in Infectious Diseases, Septic Shock, and Aids

  4. Antioxidants and Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

  5. Molecular Biology of the Brain and Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Allan H. Ropper, Kenneth C. Gorson
      Pages 195-208
  6. Pathogenesis and Treatment of Crohn’s Disease, Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Inflammatory Diseases of the Bowels and Lungs, and Pulmonary Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
  7. Advances in Bone Marrow Transplantation and Vaccines for the Treatment of Cancer and Infectious Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Margaret Ann Liu
      Pages 267-277
    3. Willem W. Overwijk, Steven A. Rosenberg
      Pages 279-289
    4. Malcolm S. Mitchell
      Pages 291-306
  8. Advances in Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Jonathan M. Sackier
      Pages 309-323
    3. Laligam N. Sekhar, Amitabha Chanda
      Pages 325-344
  9. The Important Role of the Orphan Drug Program in Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 355-361

About this book


Traditional methods of medical education and training are changing rapidly. This volume integrates the printed text--as provided by leading experts in science and medicine--with multimedia applications using desktop conferencing and the Internet in the delivery of instruction. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The George Washington University Medical Center, with the support of an unrestricted educational grant from the Healthcare Education Department of Glaxo Welcome, Inc. , has created a distance-learning lecture series on the Internet for continuing medical education. In this lecture series, leading scientists and physicians discussed the most current as well as future projected treatments of prominent afflictions of mankind. These chosen speakers, who are at the forefront of research and treatment in the field of biomedicine, build a structural framework for the audience in their field of expertise, and from there looked into their crystal ball and discussed their view of the future. The lectures, approximately one hour in length, were broadcast live from The George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D. C. as part of the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. These lectures will be available on the Internet until 2001. In partnership with Medical Consumer Media, the lectures were simultaneously broadcast live around the world via the Internet with real-time audio streaming and digitized 35mm slide presentation. The lecture format was designed to foster questions which went beyond basic science and current treatments.


Alzheimer aging cardiovascular endoscopy infectious diseases physiology surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Allan L. Goldstein
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Medicine and Health SciencesThe George Washington UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6893-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4217-9
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