Demystifying Medicine Video



This video explores how experimental research is conducted to better understand human disease, focusing on utilizing rodent models. It highlights the importance of the models as well as their limitations in applying to real-world clinical practice. As a case example, the video looks at resveratrol, an active ingredient in red wine that has been purported (by the Huffington post) to be a cardiovascular health intervention. The video helps viewers to be better informed about the differences between experimental models and human disease and the required carefulness when one attempts to make interpretations of clinical impact based on observations carried out on experimental models. The target audience is young adults that are just graduating from high school and entering into university or college. The video helps students understand the benefits and limitations of both rat studies and human studies as they begin their look into research.

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