Research

The need for modern medicine to extend quality life for the whole population requires new technologies and models for testing interventions. As well as performing high quality research the CMCiB develops innovative tools for carrying it out. Here are some of our products.

  • Virtual lungs to understand the dynamics of tuberculosis lesions within the lungs

    Virtual lungs to understand the dynamics of tuberculosis lesions within the lungs

    The study focusses on understanding the mechanisms that keep the infection latent without the infected person developing the disease. 90% of people infected never develop the active disease, understanding this mechanism so that we can identify them is key to eradicating tuberculosis. The research has been carried out in virtual lungs, developed by computational modelling techniques. These are the first results to be published by the 3Rs Programme at the Centre for Comparative Medicine and Bioimage (CMCiB) which aims to minimize the use of animals in pre-clinical research.

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