Where are all the quarks? Am I what I eat? What has the large hadron collider done for me? I learned the answer to all these questions and more competing in Fame Lab UK this month. Fame Lab is an international science communication competition which challenges participants to present a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths concept in an entertaining way in just three minutes. Piece of cake right? In early February I went along to a workshop at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry to find out more.
Keeping you healthy is a massive team effort. In a single drop of your blood there are thousands of white blood cells doing different jobs. From raising the alarm on dangers, to coordinated attacks on infection, and even just keeping the whole system in balance, your white blood cells are a diverse and elite team. Each of these cells will take centre stage on the blog at some point, but for now I’d like to give you a quick introduction to all of them and the main jobs they do. Meet the team!