Blood Vessels and Brain Cells Board Game
Try this adapted Snakes and Ladder game to explore the events happening after a stroke and the therapies we are researching! The game is a timeline of events that can take unexpected turns, go down following blood cells due to more damage developing over time in the brain, or advance in the game following a brain cell (neuron) as medicines and therapies help the brain repair itself.
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If you land on a purple microscope, draw a research card (like the ones below). These are therapies that we are researching at the moment and give you advantages in the game by bringing new medicines and hope for stroke patients.
- IL-1Ra is a drug that limits the damage in the brain and helps recovery
- Nanoparticles are small carriers that help deliver drugs to small, target areas in the brain
- Stem cells are 'smart' cells that can be differentiated in other types of cells like neurons and help repair or replace the dead cells in the brain
- Hydrogels are slimy (viscous) solutions that help deliver drugs and stem cells to damaged areas in the brain and slowly release them over time
Download and print the game for a better experience (dice and counters included!). Link for board game template here, Link for counters, cards and dice here. Made by C. Cunningham
All images were created with BioRender.com, or by C.Cunningham at www.sciencecat.co.uk/