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Toxoplasmosis – Unlocking the secrets of a mysterious parasite

Toxoplasma is a mysterious parasite that can spread around most mammals - but can it affect humans? Learn more with this graphic novel from the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology at the University of Glasgow.
  • 11 and over
  • Immune System
  • Microbes and Parasites

Sleeping sickness – The fight against a nightmarish disease

Sleeping sickness is an almost always fatal disease that impacts people living in some of the poorest countries in the world. Find out more about the work being done to combat it, in this short graphic novel.
  • 11 and over
  • Immune System
  • Microbes and Parasites

Parasite!

Learn more about parasites, and the work that happens here in Glasgow as we strive to learn more about them, via this short comic from the Wellcome Centre.
  • 11 and over
  • Immune System
  • Microbes and Parasites

Malaria – A battle against a microscopic killer

This short comic tells us how malaria infection occurs, outlines the history of the disease and how it still affects humans.
  • 11 and over
  • Immune System
  • Microbes and Parasites

Helminths – The secret world of parasitic worms

Learn more about parasites and the scientific research behind potential infection with this short graphic novel set in Uganda.
  • 11 and over
  • Immune System

Let’s talk vaccines

Vaccines protect us against diseases caused by viruses. But how do you feel about vaccines? Why do you need them?
  • 8 and over
  • Immune System

What is the immune system?

Find out more about your immune system from scientists local to Aberdeen.
  • 11 and over
  • Immune System
  • Microbes and Parasites

Our journey with germs

Learn about micro-organisms and how they can impact our body in this education pack from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Discover what we know about germs today and Glasgow's role in turning germs from myth to fact.
  • 13 and over
  • Immune System
  • Microbes and Parasites

Bats, Rabies and COVID-19: Can we stop animal-borne diseases?

COVID-19 is one of many diseases thought to have spread from bats to humans. We need to find ways of preventing the ‘spillover’ of harmful viruses from the animal kingdom.
  • 11 and over
  • Immune System

The side effects of vaccines

Vaccines are one of our best tools to prevent dangerous diseases, but they come with side effects. This animation from Kurzgesagt examines the risks.
  • 11 and over
  • Immune System

You are immune against every disease

Your immune system is your guardian, tasked with protecting you against the constant danger of invasion. Find out how it works in this animated video from Kurzgesagt.