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  • The long and incredible story of a tablet

    Do you know the process involved in bringing a tablet onto the market? It needs lots of time, investment and the effort of a lot of people. The molecule first needs to be designed and synthesised, and then the researchers need to carry out animal and human testing on it. It can then finally be produced and prescribed once it's been approved. 

  • Become a medical engineer!

    In this game we invite you to select the artificial implants your patients need. You'll need to select implants for different body parts and choose which design and material are the most appropriate depending on biocompatibility and the function they substitute.

  • Become a doctor and give each patient the best treatment!

    In this game we invite you to give your patients in a hospital the right treatment so that they can be released. You'll find out more about the diseases they're suffering from (AIDS, type 1 diabetes and breast cancer) and how the different treatments work. 

     

  • Drug development and ethics

    Several experts discuss the rational use of medicines. 10% of the world's population has access to medicines, but 90% of people cannot afford them due to high prices. We need to implement new measures to distribute these drugs around the world, for example through the use of generic medicines. What is your opinion? 

  • Develop a drug!

    Once we've managed to find the drug target, why don't we try developing a drug? First we need to purify the target and research its three-dimensional structure in order to identify a drug that will interact with it. You'll need to use different techniques in order to find a drug and check that it works. 

  • Produce a drug target!

    Do you want to produce a drug target against some of the symptoms of schizophrenia? We know that the enzyme known as POP is more active in people living with schizophrenia than it should be. You'll be able to manipulate bacteria in this laboratory in order to achieve the quantity of the enzyme you need.

  • New drugs to fight tuberculosis

    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. 

  • New drugs against new threats

    How can we protect ourselves against new viruses? Different researchers explain some research projects which aim to identify targets and design new drugs to act as models in the fight against new viruses. Discover more about the different branches of biology involved.

  • Mental health: ethical issues

    Stigma can prevent people from seeking help, or realizing that help is available, and it can provoke unhelpful responses from others. Why do you think that people are so scared of mental illness? Mental Health is one of the few branches of medicine where patients can be treated without their consent. Do you think that compulsory treatment is ever ethically justified?

  • Understanding schizophrenia

    In this video, a couple of psychiatrists and a researcher explain a project which aims to discover the genetic and environmental causes of this disorder which affects around 1% of young people. We still don't know what mechanisms cause it or how it can be cured, but we're working on it.