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SCIENCE STORYTIME: MAYA’S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE

All day from Thursday 31 March until Sunday 10 April

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Who said that science and literacy don't mix? In this captivating video, immunologist Professor Adrian Liston tells the story of Maya, the cells that make up her immune system, and how vaccinations prepare these cells for battle.

The book is set in a doctor’s office just before Maya receives a vaccination. Maya learns that vaccines are made up of bits of microbes that your body practices fighting, just like Maya practiced for her race at school. The doctor explains to Maya that dendritic cells present B and T cells with the clues that allow them to defeat the real microbes, even if that is years later.

‘Maya’s Marvellous Medicine’ is the third children’s book by Prof. Liston and illustrated by artist Dr Sonia Agüera-Gonzalez. The story can can be used by adults to discuss key scientific concepts with children, and is available for free on Issuu.

Watch the video here: https://www.babraham.ac.uk/events/2022/02/science-storytime-mayas-marvel...

About the organisers: the Babraham Institute is a world leading biosciences research institute whose work focuses on better understanding ageing and the effect it has on our bodies.

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Additional Information

Age: Children under 12
Format: Performance
Timing: Available on Demand
Cost: Free
Theme: Health
Accessibility: Closed Captions
Image copyright: Dr Sonia Agüera-Gonzalez (Tenmei, @tenmeieditions)

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