2 thoughts on “The 3-line Research Pitch (Competition!)

    Laurie Baker

    (10th August 2017 - 3:34 pm)

    Excellent procrastination task, James! Here goes:

    Rabies is a deadly viral infection that kills more than 59,000 people each year. Over 3 decades, vaccine-loaded chicken heads dropped over an area equal to more than 330,000 football pitches have eliminated rabies from 9 countries in Western Europe. I am studying what made these vaccination air raids a success to design future air raids to eliminate the disease.

    Alex Binks

    (16th August 2017 - 7:31 pm)

    Great post! I’ll take a swing at it (pun intended):

    “I essentially throw viruses at cancer cells and watch them explode. These “cancer killing” viruses are mutated forms of otherwise dangerous viruses such as HSV-1 (the virus I work on), which make them safe to use as treatments. By exploring the complicated mechanisms of how this virus causes cells to die, I hope to uncover new ways to exploit this and hence improve their effectiveness as cancer treatments.

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