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    In some cases, vaccines cannot protect against all types of pathogens that cause an illness because new mutations have appeared or there are different variants in different geographical areas. Who is responsible for ensuring the effectiveness of vaccines once they are already on the market, and what research is performed to investigate that?

    Enter into the laboratory of the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital and decode this enigma!

Would you like to help Pepe cure his anaemia? In this game you'll be producing EPO, a protein which helps in the formation of red blood cells and can therefore be used as a drug to treat anaemia.

There are three parts to the game: ensuring the DNA is correct, synthesising the protein and then selecting the right organism for producing the drug. It is perfect for finding out more about the characteristics of animal, plant and bacterial cells, as well as protein synthesis.

Do you want to find out more about a project aimed at discovering drugs which can be used to treat resistant tuberculosis? Different countries are working together to find molecules with the right pharmacological properties for eliminating the bacterium.