Cancer encompasses a large number of diseases that are characterized by division and uncontrolled growth of cells that, when they become malignant, they can travel and grow in other organs, leading to metastasis. The research area of IDIBELL in cancer is made up of two programs: one is the Molecular Mechanisms and Experimental Therapy in Oncology, and the other is Epidemiology, Public Health, Prevention, and Palliative Care Program.
It is explained by Dra. Isabel Fabregat and Dr. Esteve Fernández.
IDIBELL’s young scientists turn into science YouTubers. Stand-up Science is an initiative that seeks to promote dissemination and improve the researchers’ communication skills. It is promoted by the City Council (Territorial Specialisation and Competitiveness Projects, PECT) together with IDIBELL, and in collaboration with Torre Barrina.
1/2 – CANCER: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE COPY
In this video, you’ll understand what it is, why it’s considered a genetic disease, the importance of DNA, how cells replicate and what happens when they don’t do so properly and what you can do to prevent certain types of cancer.
2/2 – NOW IT’S YOUR TURN TO EXPERIMENT
EXPERIMENT 1: Let’s grow carrots using their meristematic cells.
EXPERIMENT 2: The phenotypes