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The human body is an amazing thing, capable of so much and all without us even thinking about it. This Pint of Science event brings together three researchers from the University of Warwick to talk about the human body and how it works, and how we can help it work if needed. Talks include how an individual's own immune system could be used to destroy cancer cells from within, how understanding the way infections spread can help to limit their impact, and how a low-cost prosthetic can be engineered to provide touch sensation.
Can our immune system be a personalised cancer cure?
John James (Associate Professor at Warwick Medical School)
A cure for all types of cancers remains a long way off, but significant progress has been made recently in getting a patient’s immune system to destroy tumour cells from within. In this talk, I will discuss why cancer is so difficult for the immune system to deal with, and how new therapeutics are beginning to overcome this hurdle.
Disease detectives: how maths can help us against disease outbreaks
Edward Hill (Researcher, Life Sciences, University of Warwick)
Infectious diseases are everywhere, negatively impacting public health and the livestock industry. To reduce the negative effects of an outbreak, epidemiologists look for information on where cases are, and try to determine risk factors or predict how the infection may spread.
Enabling the future with affordable prosthetics
Manuela Trejo (Researcher in Engineering, University of Warwick)
How can a low-cost prosthetic be engineered to fit a person’s needs and provide touch sensation?
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