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I study Biology, chemistry & French a levels and I am about to start the epq. At uni I want to study something related to biology so I would like my epq to be biology based, however I have no idea what to do it on! Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks
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I study Biology, chemistry & French a levels and I am about to start the epq. At uni I want to study something related to biology so I would like my epq to be biology based, however I have no idea what to do it on! Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks
What areas of biology interest you- that would be a good starting point
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hmm.. maybe something on stem cells? that would be interesting! eg. maybe something on the ethical issues or how they can be used to treat diseases?
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How stem cells could be use to treat rheumatoid arthritis?
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What areas of biology interest you- that would be a good starting point
Research, I think I might do something to do with stem cells, however it's such a broad topic, I just don't know exactly what yet!
I also enjoy biochemistry & disease
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hmm.. maybe something on stem cells? that would be interesting! eg. maybe something on the ethical issues or how they can be used to treat diseases?
I have just been researching stem cells & it looks very interesting! I think I might do something on them, probably how they can treat a certain disease? Thanks so much for your help!
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How stem cells could be use to treat rheumatoid arthritis?
That's such a good idea! I will have a look now, thanks!
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Research, I think I might do something to do with stem cells, however it's such a broad topic, I just don't know exactly what yet!
I also enjoy biochemistry & disease
Stem cells are quite overdone as an EPQ topic- personally.

You could explore something like chemotherapy v immunotherapy in cancer which is a very hot topic at the moment!

Or if you really like the biochemistry side you could look at biofuels or new avenues for anti-biotic resistance such as work at UEA using metabolites from ants to generate new antibiotics

Or using modified infectious agents to try and treat diseases e.g. Zika to treat brain cancer, modified anthrax to target cancer
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Stem cells are quite overdone as an EPQ topic- personally.

You could explore something like chemotherapy v immunotherapy in cancer which is a very hot topic at the moment!

Or if you really like the biochemistry side you could look at biofuels or new avenues for anti-biotic resistance such as work at UEA using metabolites from ants to generate new antibiotics

Or using modified infectious agents to try and treat diseases e.g. Zika to treat brain cancer, modified anthrax to target cancer
Ok, I will have to look into these ideas! Thanks for so much for so many ideas, they sound super interesting! I will let you know how I get on
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Ok, I will have to look into these ideas! Thanks for so much for so many ideas, they sound super interesting! I will let you know how I get on
If you need any further guidance let me know

Sorry they are a bit cancer focused- but thats my speciality
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If you need any further guidance let me know

Sorry they are a bit cancer focused- but thats my speciality
I will do thanks so much! & don't worry I find cancer research quite interesting
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I will do thanks so much! & don't worry I find cancer research quite interesting
Glad to be of help
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I am doing my EPQ on CRISPR which is a gene editing technique and I am looking at its use in curing cancer. Also, it turns out that they don’t seem to care too much about the content, they care about the structure and the research more for EPQ.
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I am doing my EPQ on CRISPR which is a gene editing technique and I am looking at its use in curing cancer. Also, it turns out that they don’t seem to care too much about the content, they care about the structure and the research more for EPQ.
Omg no way! I was going to do mine on CRISPR but I couldn't think of any title ideas/more specific ideas!
How long have you been doing it for & what do you use for your research (internet, books etc)?
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Omg no way! I was going to do mine on CRISPR but I couldn't think of any title ideas/more specific ideas!
How long have you been doing it for & what do you use for your research (internet, books etc)?
I’ve been doing it for most of this academic year but I have done a large amount s8nce Christmas. I couldn’t find any books so I had to use online info. I have emailed various oncologists and biomedical scientists but had no response from any of them. Because it’s such a newly emerging technique, there is very little info on it, especially when you look specifically about CRISPR to do with non small cell lung cancer. I found a clinical trial done in China and used a report from that. Also, I have found the NCBI (NIH) website useful and factual. It’s all quite a heavy read on there though.
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I’ve been doing it for most of this academic year but I have done a large amount s8nce Christmas. I couldn’t find any books so I had to use online info. I have emailed various oncologists and biomedical scientists but had no response from any of them. Because it’s such a newly emerging technique, there is very little info on it, especially when you look specifically about CRISPR to do with non small cell lung cancer. I found a clinical trial done in China and used a report from that. Also, I have found the NCBI (NIH) website useful and factual. It’s all quite a heavy read on there though.
Oh right! I wish my sixth form did that, we've only just started it really, we're still choosing our topics
That's such a good idea to email people, it's a shame nobody has replied I couldn't find much info on CRISPR which is why I decided not to do it... I also couldn't really think of a more specific question. Thanks for your help though & good luck!
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Oh right! I wish my sixth form did that, we've only just started it really, we're still choosing our topics
That's such a good idea to email people, it's a shame nobody has replied I couldn't find much info on CRISPR which is why I decided not to do it... I also couldn't really think of a more specific question. Thanks for your help though & good luck!
Thank you, you too
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