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Biology Rocks at the National Museum

19 October 2015

Biology rocked at National Museum Cardiff on Saturday 11th October, when over 3000 visitors joined scientists from Amgueddfa Cymru, Cardiff University and the Society of Biology to celebrate National Biology Week and Earth Science Week.

Dr Jen Wymant and Dr Edd Sayers from the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences engaged showing how to “hit” cancer cells with a targeted therapy game where there’s an outline of a patient in cups and the visitors try and throw balls into the coloured cups which denote “cancer” and try to avoid the clear cups which are the normal/healthy parts of the body. The visitors are then given tongs to put the balls in which is much easier and demonstrates how research aims to develop tools to help medicines specifically target cancer cells.