At the level we can see them, medicines look like tablets, pills or liquids. At a much smaller level, tinier than we can see, they have a much wider variety of shapes. They’re often so tiny that we have to use special lab equipment to know what they look like, but each type of medicine has its own shape. They can have rings, lines, all sorts of shapes. They work in 3 dimensions! We can model what they look like. There are modelling kits that you can buy, but it’s also easy enough to do it with things you might find around the house. Fruit can be a surprisingly useful tool for science.
With thanks to the University of Dundee, Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) for sharing this resource. For more from WCAIR visit https://wcair.dundee.ac.uk/public-engagement/
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