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March 16, 2011


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How Do Antibiotics Know Where To Target?

Our bodies are also made up of living cells, the antibiotics have to distinguish between the cells in our bodies and the cells of the bacteria.

February 25, 2011


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Sir Alexander Fleming, Penicillium, And The History Of Antibiotics

People have used moldy and fermented substances to treat wounds for over three thousand years. Learn about the history of antibiotics.

February 17, 2011



Cancer Cells And Chemotherapy

Learn about how chemotherapy drugs work to fight cancer.

September 19, 2010



Do Frogs Have A Weapon To Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs?

Scientists claim they may have found a new way to fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs...with a little help from frogs!

July 12, 2010



New Bandage Can Actually Treat Infection

While we all know that a kiss and a Band-Aid could usually cure our tears, it didn't really make our injuries go away. But what if it could?

April 24, 2009


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Leafcutter Ants

Fungus may not sound too appetizing, but the white fluffy growths are much more nutritious than leaves. We use a similar process with cows.

January 27, 2005


Ashes, Ashes

According to some historians, "Ring Around the Rosy" is a song about the plague that wiped out nearly half the population of Europe during the Middle Ages.

September 16, 2004


A Pain in the Ear

Why is it that young children always get ear aches, but adults never do? Find out on this Moment of Science.

July 19, 2004


Fencing in Bacteria

What do you do when infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa? You'll want to know! Find out on this Moment of Science.

December 3, 2003


Do Bacteria Build Resistance to Antibiotic Ointments?

Since bacteria can build resistance to antibiotics, is it wise to use antibiotic ointments? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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