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The University of Southampton
Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

MRW13: LifeLab Event

LifeLab
Date:
22 March 2013
Venue:
Invitation Only

For more information regarding this event, please email interdisciplinary@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

This event is invitation only.

A class of Year 9 students will be visiting Southampton General Hospital to participate in a LifeLab activity day. This innovative education programme is a partnership between the Faculty of Medicine, Southampton Education School, the National Institute for Health Research, the Nutrition Biomedical Research Centre, the Science Learning Centre South East, the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, Southampton schools, and local government. School students taking part in LifeLab are able to scan their carotid arteries with a portable ultrasound machine, measure muscle and bone strength, investigate placental function and see their own DNA. LifeLab aims to engage 11-16 year old students with the science behind chronic diseases and discover first hand how their diets and lifestyles lay the foundations for a healthier life, and how their own health is linked to the health of the children they may have in the future. For further information, please visit: www.som.soton.ac.uk/research/sites/lifelab/

 

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