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| Issue 53

Vaccines in the spotlight

Hit me with your best shot: Vaccines have taken centre stage in the COVID-19 pandemic. What are the different types and how do they work?

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health, Science and society
       

| Issue 52

How to understand a COVID-19 test result

A negative result from a medical test means you definitely don’t have the condition, right? Wrong: it depends on the false negative rate of the test and on your individual risk.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health, Science and society
       

| Issue 36

Ready, set, infect!

Recreate the epic fight between pathogens and the immune system in your classroom.

Ages: 11-14;
Topics: Biology, Health, Teach
   

| Issue 11

Outmanoeuvering influenza’s tricks

Catching the influenza virus can be more than just a nuisance: these pathogens have caused the most deadly pandemic in recent history. Claire Ainsworth investigates how scientists are working to prevent it happening again.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology
       

| Issue 11

Sugary insights into worm parasite infections

Schistosomiasis is the second most socioeconomically devastating parasitic disease after malaria. Alan Wilson and Stuart Haslam investigate new ways to combat the parasite – taking advantage of its sugar coating.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health
 

| Issue 8

Locking the cradle

Winfried Weissenhorn’s group at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Grenoble, France, has uncovered a possible way to tackle a range of dangerous viruses –by trapping them inside their cocoons. Claire Ainsworth investigates.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health
             

| Issue 7

Fighting an old enemy: tuberculosis

Tuberculosis isn’t something Europeans normally worry about. But the disease is re-emerging and is resistant to many of our drugs. Claire Ainsworth describes how Matthias Wilmanns and his team are trying to hold the disease back.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health