Solving the riddle of human hereditary disease… by looking in dogs

Texas is a very energetic, smart and playful German shepherd dog. "He always tries his best to please me," said his owner Helene Bäckman. But when Texas was six months old, Helene noticed that he started to behave unusually. He started to jump and bite the air repeatedly. "It´s like he sees something. He jumps and when … Continue reading Solving the riddle of human hereditary disease… by looking in dogs

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DS blog: Narrative in medicine

Inspired by Radiolab's fantastic interview with Oliver Sacks to celebrate his 80th birthday, I wrote a post for the DesignScience blog that examines the vital role that description and narrative plays in contemporary medicine. In a captivating interview, Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich explored Sacks’ career, learning how a motorbike accident led him to switch from studying worms … Continue reading DS blog: Narrative in medicine