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  • Is it ethical to be against vaccination?

    Vaccination help to save the lives of 2.5 million children every year. It is one of the most useful and cost-effective public health measures and it is guided by the four principles of bioethics. Do you know what these principles consist of and what their implications are?
    Families have to decide for their children and this decision can have serious consequences if it is not made in an...

  • The microorganism police

    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...

  • A new technology for making more efficient vaccines

    How can vaccines generate stronger, faster and more effective immune responses to protect against new infections and certain types of cancer? Enter into the IrsiCaixa lab and discover what VLPs are, how they are produced and how they work.

  • Obesity, a serious health problem

    Unhealthy meals can lead to obesity, which in turn can cause other diseases. Obesity has increased and will continue to increase in the coming years, but we can help prevent it. What additional factors, apart from diet, are involved?

  • Vaccines, a game-changer for prevention

    What are vaccines and what are they used for? What benefits do they offer, individually and collectively? What’s the balance between the benefits and the risks? Find the answers to these questions in this video.

  • Approve a new vaccine

    The Y virus is causing some deaths, but there’s an experimental vaccine that could help keeping it from spreading. So pick up your kit, put on your lab coat and find out if it passes the effectiveness, safety and quality tests so you can approve it for use. The decision is in your hands!

  • Help me to cure Nadia's cancer!

    Would you like to help cure Nadia's cancer while discovering how all the different treatments for this disease work? You'll use all the different treatments available to eliminate cancer cells circulating in Nadia's bloodstream in this game.

  • Stop Malaria

    How would you like to implement a health programme to help control malaria? In this game, you'll help to control and reduce the number of people affected by malaria in a village in Africa. You'll carry out a programme based on prevention, investment in new treatments and research projects in order to try to eradicate the disease.

  • Stop AIDS

    How does HIV infect us and how to current drugs on the market help control the infection? In this game you'll have to treat a patient infected with HIV. You'll need to pass all 4 rounds with questions and mini-games in order to control the infection.

  • The Unusual Suspects

    Can you detect moles which could be suspicious and might develop melanoma? Play the game and detect the suspect moles. You'll find out which factors increase the risk of melanoma and how it can be prevented.