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Phage therapy as an alternative antibiotics

Broadcaster: BBC2

Year: 2016

Genre: Magazine

Length: 7 mins 17 secs

URL: https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/index.php/clip/89648

The growing menace of antibiotic resistance has been the subject of increasing press attention in recent years. 331 more words


Biologists find weird cave life that could be 50,000 years old

By Seth Borenstein

BOSTON — In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot it is called both Fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old. 473 more words

Local News

New option to treat infections is in the works

A chance conversation between a chemist and microbiologist two years ago has led to a discovery with enormous possibilities for mankind.

“In many cases, chemists don’t really talk that much to microbiologists,” said Brian Sterenberg, a University of Regina chemist. 474 more words

Local News

Biofilms - more than meets the eye

Recently I came across a wonderful review by Dragoš and Kovács in Trends in Microbiology (Cell Press). Here, they succinctly summarize alternative roles of biofilms, namely the extracellular matrix of proteins, eDNA and polysaccharides. 90 more words



Describe the characteristics of a prokaryotic genome.  Explain the principle of genetic engineering and their applications.  Select appropriate methods to study microorganisms.  Analyze the role of microbes in human disease and public health. 67 more words

Academic Writing


The fifth installment of my soil life illustration series is finished!

The two large protozoa pictured here are of the genus Euplotes, which are common in aquatic and terrestrial habitats. 502 more words

Digital Art