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| Issue 13

Getting a grip on genetic diseases

Sabine Hentze and Martina Muckenthaler tell Lucy Patterson about their work – detecting genetic diseases and counselling potentially affected patients.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health
           

| Issue 13

Winning an Oscar in immunology

Have you ever wondered what it is that scientists get so excited about? Ana de Barros from the Instituto de Medicina Molecular in Lisbon, Portugal, shares with us the excitement of researching the immune system.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health
           

| Issue 12

Fishing for genes: DNA microarrays in the classroom

Anastasios Koutsos, Alexandra Manaia, and Julia Willingale-Theune bring a sophisticated molecular biology technique into the classroom.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health, Science and society, General science
     

| Issue 11

Sugary insights into worm parasite infections

Schistosomiasis is the second most socioeconomically devastating parasitic disease after malaria. Alan Wilson and Stuart Haslam investigate new ways to combat the parasite – taking advantage of its sugar coating.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health
 

| Issue 9

Detecting sugar: an everyday problem when facing diabetes

Fred Engelbrecht and Thomas Wendt from the ExploHeidelberg Teaching Lab describe some experiments on sugar detection to demonstrate the problems that people with diabetes face every day.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Health
                 

| Issue 8

Locking the cradle

Winfried Weissenhorn’s group at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Grenoble, France, has uncovered a possible way to tackle a range of dangerous viruses –by trapping them inside their cocoons. Claire Ainsworth investigates.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health
             

| Issue 7

Fighting an old enemy: tuberculosis

Tuberculosis isn’t something Europeans normally worry about. But the disease is re-emerging and is resistant to many of our drugs. Claire Ainsworth describes how Matthias Wilmanns and his team are trying to hold the disease back.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health
         

| Issue 6

Oxyntomodulin: a new therapy for obesity?

Katie Wynne and Steve Bloom from Imperial College London, UK, describe their work on a hormone that could tackle the causes of obesity.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health
         

| Issue 6

DNA labs on the road

Ever wished you could borrow a PCR machine for your lessons? And perhaps an expert to show your students how to use it? Marc van Mil introduces DNA labs that bring genomics directly to the classroom.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health