One of the greatest conceptual achievements in 20th century biological sciences was discovering the molecular logic of the living stateââ¦..how a molecule’s function arises from its structure, and realizing how information is conveyed to the rest of the cellular machinery. This is at the core of molecular and cell biology and modern biotechnology and has had a profound impact on the practice of contemporary medicine.
Biomedical sciences are progressing at an unprecedented rate, new and innovative therapies are being devised at molecular and cellular level for conditions that had poor prognosis or were considered untreatable by traditional medicine. Gene therapy, RNAi (gene silencing), Nano biotechnology (engineering of small molecule for therapeutic use) and stem cell therapy for example are on the horizon and it may not be long before these techniques become main staple of the therapeutic medicine. Also Molecular Biology has had a major impact on clinical diagnostics and is likely to further transform the field in the next decades. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) based diagnostics for example has already taken a strong foothold in diagnosis of several genetic and pathogenic disorders.
A comprehensive understanding of the cell function and effects of therapeutic reagents at the molecular level would significantly improve physician’s understanding of cause and effectâ consequently improving their ability to effectively treat their patients. Therefore RYKMDC has taken on the critical task of educating the next generation of medical practitioners in molecular and cellular biosciences so have a clear and comprehensive understanding of modern biomedical sciences and are able to provide the best possible care to the patients.