• Question: what is your ultimate question? ;D

    Asked by millyoverton16 to Debbie, Glyn, Jon, Kat, Nicola on 15 Mar 2013.
    • Photo: Jonathan Stone

      Jonathan Stone answered on 15 Mar 2013:

      At the moment – When will there be the first 1 million death natural disaster and what can we do to stop it?

      ps, there is a very interesting book on this question, in the context of earthquakes, by someone who works for one of my employers: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/nov/09/million-death-quake-roger-musson-review

    • Photo: Nicola Fletcher

      Nicola Fletcher answered on 15 Mar 2013:

      Lots of viruses mutate very very fast. That means that their DNA changes as they grow in an infected person, which makes it really hard to design new vaccines or medicines to cure them. I would like to find a good way to design new drugs that would be able to attack viruses even if they mutate. If I managed to do that, it would potentially provide the cure for viruses like AIDS and Hepatitis C.

    • Photo: Glyn Barrett

      Glyn Barrett answered on 15 Mar 2013:

      When will the majority of people realise that we are a part of nature and that we cannot/ should not try to distance ourselves from it?

      We should all be working towards a common goal – protecting the world we live in ultimately protects us. 🙂

    • Photo: Kathryn McMahon

      Kathryn McMahon answered on 15 Mar 2013:

      Ooh, that’s really hard. In my research, its probably how can we blood vessels interacting with cancer cells? It will be hard, because if we develop drugs for this it may stop your normal cells from talking to blood vessels, which would make you pretty ill.

    • Photo: Debbie Crockard

      Debbie Crockard answered on 17 Mar 2013:

      When can I visit the deep sea? I think that is my ultimate question – I would love to see it first hand the flashing blue bio-luminescent animals creatures with HUGE teeth and weird adaptations.

      To see some of the animals do a quick google search for David Shale he has some amazing pictures of deep sea animals.