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  • Promoting healthy lifestyles

    In this video, two research doctors explain two linked projects. The aim of one is to discover the nutritional status of European adolescents, whereas the other is investigating obesity in pre-school children. Healthy children and adolescents also tend to become healthy adults. 

  • Early life origins of obesity

    In this video, different doctors explain a new project which studies the causes of obesity and diabetes. Its aim is to investigate the relationship between genes and our environment. The study involves a community in southern Asia which shows high levels of obesity, right from pregnancy. 

  • Facing an underestimated malaria

    What is being done to investigate malaria spread by a parasite that isn't the most widespread? How does a pregnant woman's body respond to infection? A pair of researchers present a new project into how the immune systems responds to infection in pregnant women and newborn babies. The aim is to find a vaccine candidate or a marker for the disease.

  • A shelter from malaria

    Different researchers explain a new research project which aims to find the best candidate as a vaccine against malaria. The project investigates the mechanisms by which the vaccine works against malaria in order to try to find a key to fixing this worldwide problem. 

  • Skin cancer: ethical issues

    Would you undergo a test that could tell you if you were going to develop melanoma? Would you want others to know? What can industry and the government do? What is the best protection? 

    These are just a few of the questions put to one skin cancer sufferer and several experts in this video. What about you? What do you think? 

  • Investigate a suspect skin growth

    How would you like to enter this virtual laboratory and carry out a biopsy on skin tissue using the right surgical materials? Afterwards you'll be able to check if the tissue is cancerous. You'll discover all about the different treatments for melanoma and the characteristics of suspicious moles. 

  • Looking for genes in the lab

    In this video, we find out more about a research project on the causes of melanoma. By studying familial malignant melanoma and the affected genes, scientists are trying to prevent or diagnose cases of melanoma before they develop in order to cure the disease. 

     

  • Skin cancer exposed

    In this video, a physicist and a doctor explain to us different techniques for the early detection of skin cancer. Thanks to this new technology, one day your GP might be able to diagnose melanoma early without having to cut into the skin. 

  • Plants to farm drugs

    Can plants act as drug “factories”? This video shows us a new line of research which involves using agrobacteria to produce drugs. Transgenic plants can be used to obtain drugs for treating illnesses like AIDS or other infectious or tropical diseases. 

  • Genomics: ethical issues

    Do we have the right to know if we will be struck down with an illness, or can we choose not to find out? Knowing can change the decisions we make. Do we need one single piece of legislation covering all countries in order to regulate access to this information? Listen to what these experts have to say and then share your opinion.