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Taking the piss… and diagnosing your infection
Dr. Lisa Miller (Our Bodies, Speaker)
Antibiotic resistance is on the rise and predicted to overtake cancer as the leading cause of premature death by 2050. One contributing factor to this rise is the lack of fast and effective tests available to local GPs, to ensure the correct drug is given to a patient. So why is it so difficult to diagnose these infections? And how are we going to solve this issue? In this talk, I will share with you our work ongoing at the University of York to detect antibiotic resistant bacteria directly from urine samples.
From Silly Jelly Recipes to Next Generation Healthcare
Dr. Carmen Piras (Our Body, Speaker)
In your everyday life, you have certainly met hydrogels before - even if you don't know it. Foodstuffs, contact lenses, detergents, cosmetics and nappies all use these materials as key ingredients. Our research team at the University of York are experts in hydrogels and are trying to develop these materials for all sorts of next-generation applications such as drug delivery and regenerative medicine. So if you want to find out more about jelly babies, and learn how these simple materials might eventually lead to next generation healthcare, come and listen to us!