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How does our body 'live tweet'?

Event on first floor; no step free access.
Past event - 2019
21 May Doors 7pm. Event 7.30-9.30pm.
House Bar, Wheatsheaf Yard, 11 Blue Boar St,
Oxford OX1 4EE
Communication on the micro scale: tonight you will hear from Audrey and Deborah about the intricate ways of communication between the cells in our body.

Cell talk: cancer cells

Prof Deborah Goberdhan (Associate Professor of Cell Signalling)
Cancer is a devastating disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Recently it was discovered that cancer cells can send out signals, like a “message in a bottle” to help spread disease to other places in the body. Deborah's research looks at how cancer cells send out signals within tiny “bubbles” called vesicles, as a form of communication and spreading of disease. In this case, breaking this communication could be a powerful tool for therapy.

How do our bodies talk?

Dr Audrey Gerard (Senior Research Fellow)
Humans have evolved to quickly recover when we get ill and our immune system has also evolved.
But have you ever wondered how your immune system sends out signals from a single cell and spreads it to your whole body? Our research looks at how immune cells communicate quickly and effectively in disease, probably even better than Twitter!