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Two takes on sharp 'scratches' tonight. First up, a talk on fact and fiction in modern science, followed by a talk about vampires.
Is Vaccination Still Important?
Dr Cheryl Walter (Lecturer in Microbiology)
To Vax or or not to Vax. The big question sweeping across the globe. Cheryl will explore what happens when we don't vaccinate against common 'childhood' infectious diseases and the vaccines that scientists still desperately need to develop.
Science of Superheroes: How the Hulk can help us to Understand Cancer
Dr Isabel Pires (Lecturer in Biomedical Science/ Head of the Hypoxia and Tumour Microenvironment Group)
Bruce Banner’s transformation into the Hulk seems only possible in a universe where superheroes exist. However, this transformation, and the Biology behind it, is actually similar to some of the ways in which normal cells become the biggest super villains…cancer. Using the Hulk as our starting point, we will talk about why and how cancer happens, which is the first step to understand how to find and destroy it.