Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Monday, November 24, 2014

3D Printed Microbes

BBSRC and scientists from Oxford Brookes University teamed-up to run Giant Germs – an event tailored specifically to the blind and visually impaired. The day allowed visitors to discover the microscopic world of bugs and germs for the very first time thanks to 3D printing technology.

The event kicked off with talks on how parasites and viruses can infect our cells and their impact on the world around us. Amongst the nasties mentioned were the human papilloma virus (HPV) which causes cervical cancer, as well as the parasite that causes the fatal African "sleeping sickness".

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31 October 2014 - 3D printed giant germs help visually impaired see the world of microorganisms - BBSRC

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