A Soup that Mimics our Blood

Baylab Poland

Young visitors to Baylab in Warsaw discover what it means when patients have atherosclerosis. These young researchers make a soup that imitates blood flow - and discover what happens when blood flow stops.

Location:

Warsaw

Country:

Poland

Founded:

2012

Participants:

approximately 3,500 visitors per year (ages: 8 years+)

Thematic Focus:

Arteriosclerosis is a widespread, dangerous and chronic disease. The participants at Baylab in Poland learn which problems arise for those affected. Using a soup of corn, carrots and parsley, junior researchers imitate the properties of human blood flow. From this model, they realize how blood flow is disturbed with atherosclerosis. Other discoveries can be made in the subjects of Baylab Warsaw, including eyesight, bees, important crops and the vitamin C content of different foods.

Background and History:

Baylab Poland is located in Bayer headquarters in Warsaw. There is even a satellite Baylab for mobile use. The model was Baylab Leverkusen.

Homepage:

https://www.baylab.bayer.com.pl/en/homepage.php

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