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  • 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?

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  • 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.

  • What my genes say about me

    Did you know that how you perceive tastes depends on your genes? That and many other traits. Learn how DNA passes on its message, factors that influence how it works and recent advances in genetics which mean we can now carry out more personalised studies. 

  • Working for a malaria-free world

    Malaria is a disease which causes a great deal of personal suffering, but is also a great social and economic burden on poor countries. The video shows how the disease is spread and how this can be prevented. 

  • HIV, the virus with multiple changing faces

    What is HIV? What does its replication cycle look like? How is it transmitted? This video will provide the answers to these questions, and will give you information on the number of people affected, the different phases of the illness, groups at risk and the reasons why the figures for new infections are rising in groups which are theoretically not at risk. 

  • Health in mind

    Mental illnesses affect a significant proportion of the population and have far-reaching consequences. The video deals with different questions related to their diagnosis, risk factors, causes, treatment and the lack of studies in young people.

  • Skin cancer, early detection saves lives

    What are the main factors that increase the risk of melanoma? How can it be prevented? In the video we'll explain a little about the different layers of skin and their function. The appearance of melanoma has been linked to exposure to the sun's rays and the video covers the factors which increase the risk of developing the disease. The percentage of new cases is on the rise and we need to...

  • Biotechnology, life with us

    What is biotechnology? What is it used for? How long has man been using live organisms to obtain products useful for human life? What type of therapies has biotechnology brought us in the field of biomedicine?