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  • 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? 

  • 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.