El Jardinero Fiel (2005) y el complejo debate sobre la investigación de fármacos - Bosch, Félix; Ferrándiz Manglano, María Luisa; Baños Díez, Josep Eladi
Movies have been widely used in teaching and it has been shown to be a tool of high pedagogical interest.
This article describes five years of teaching experience in pharmacology using the film The Constant
Gardener. Two similar teaching formats and data on students� perceptions are described: students from
the Biology Degree at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (N=261) and students from the Pharmacy Degree at
Universidad de Valencia (n=295). The main topics discussed by students during these activities ranged
from the role of the protagonists and the cinematographic resources, to several medical and research
aspects such as conflict of interest, ethics and drugs, phases of research, clinical...
Thermal activation of catalytic microjets in blood samples using microfluidic chips - Soler Turu, Lluís; Martinez Cisneros, Cynthia; Swiersy, Anka; Sanchez, Samuel; Schmidt, Oliver G.
We demonstrate that catalytic microjet engines can out-swim high complex media composed of red blood cells and serum. Despite the challenge presented by the high viscosity of the solution at room temperature, the catalytic microjets can be activated at physiological temperature and, consequently, self-propel in diluted solutions of blood samples. We prove that these microjets self-propel in 10× diluted blood samples using microfluidic chips.