World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated every 10 November as part of the Science Week. It aims to highlight the role of science in society and the need to engage the public in science debates. It also underlines the relevance of science in our daily lives and the need for citizens to be informed of advances in science.
ReadyCell wants to contribute to the knowledge of science through scientific divulgation and didactics. For this purpose, we have prepared some games with scientific concepts to better understand processes.
Let’s start with a simple game… Can you define the eight basic sciences?
This year, the theme of Science Day is “Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development”. These sciences are vital for advances in medicine or industry, as they offer the possibility of developing new treatments. One example is the growing number of people suffering from diabetes.Thanks to the study of genes and how they can be manipulated to make specific molecules, scientists are now able to produce synthetic human insulin by genetic alteration in a common bacterium such as Escherichia coli.
From ReadyCell we challenge you to guess what 8 basic sciences we are talking about from its definition:
This one is for researchers, how much do you know about technical knowledge?
Moving into the discovery and development of new molecular entities, drug transporters can help control access of drugs to systemic circulation. To this end, several molecules have been identified as reference compounds for these transmembrane proteins. Could you be able to find in this word search 7 reference substrates and/or inhibitors of the BCRP, MDR1, MATE-1 and OCT-2 transporters?
Finally, how well informed are you about our plates?
Each of our plates is characterized either by a particular cell line or by drug-transporter expressing cells, crucial for Preclinical and ADME-Tox studies. Would you be able to match each kit with its related panel?
If you want to know more, you can also expand your science horizons by reading our articles in the news section.