Incredible Medicine: Dr Weston’s Casebook
Surgeon Gabriel Weston has spent many years studying the workings of the human body. In this new series she introduces us to people from across the globe, individuals with the world’s most unique bodies.
Using the latest technology and with the help of leading scientists, Dr Weston uncovers the secrets of their bodies and reveals what makes them unique. By studying the rarest of cases, scientists hope to develop the treatments and even cures of the future.
In episode one, we meet seven year-old Virsaviya, who was born with her heart on the outside of her ribcage. Desperate to find someone who could help, Virsaviya’s mother moved them from Russia to the US where scientist Dr Bob Adelstein, a molecular biologist, is at the cutting edge of research into this rare and life threatening condition.
Dr Gabriel Weston asks how it’s possible for record- breaking free diver Veljano Zanki’s brain to survive so long without fresh oxygen, and finds the answer could help in the treatment of people who suffer from cardiac arrests.