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Over the past 30 years life expectancy in the UK has increased form 71 to 79 years old. Central to this increased life expectancy is numerous break throughs in medicine. Tonight’s talks will look at what’s next for 21st Century medicine and how it will help to extend our lives even further.
Microvesicles–why don’t we know about them and why should you?
Dr Dan Stratton (Lecturer / Director of Studies for Forensic Science - The University of Hull)
Microvesicles were once thought to be no more than unimportant cell debris. Now it’s clear that these tiny structures can be used in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of diseases. Join Dan to explore what microvesicles are and why they are important to you.
DNA Vaccines for Cancer
Cancer's responsible for approximately 28% of deaths in the UK every year. There are numerous treatments used in the fight against cancer, but can we hijack an already widely used medical treatment? Barbara will explore the use of vaccines in targeting tumour cells to not only kill cancer cells, but to keep patients in remission for longer.