A Royal Disease

A Royal Disease
Target Audience: Middle School, High School, College
NCCCS Core Courses: BIO-110, BIO-111, BIO-163, BIO-165, BIO-166, BIO-168, BIO-169
Equipment Used: Sensors/Probes, pH


Whenever an individual suffers an injury the body produces a fibrin polymer clot to stop the bleeding. Hemophilia, also known as "the Royal Disease," is a genetic disorder characterized by the low production of blood clotting factors necessary for the formation of the fibrin clots. In this activity, student will explore X-linked recessive traits, learn about the process of scab formation, and become a biopharmaceutical engineering team performing testing on an experimental treatment.