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FROM BENCH TO BEDSIDE : ERADICATING A DEADLY DISEASE

6:00pm-6:30pm on Thursday 31 March

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In the 1950s scientists were struggling to grow cells in the laboratory, but one cell line, which was derived from a cervical cancer grew well, and became the workhorse of many basic biology studies. This was the HeLa cell line, which was found many years later to contain fragments of a virus within its genome. The virus is the Human Papillomavirus, which is now known to cause virtually all cases of cervical cancer. By targeting the viruses vulnerabilities, the elimination of this disease, which disproportionally affects younger women, has become a reality. Join John Doorbar, as he outlines how a string of scientific advances over a period of almost 75 years is now having a positive effect on lives. This talk is part of the Department of Pathology’s Festival activities.

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Age: All Ages
Format: Talk
Timing: Available on Demand
Cost: Free
Theme: Health
Accessibility: Full access

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