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May 18, 2011

 

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When Antibiotics Don’t Work…

New strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are appearing faster than scientists can discover new antibiotics.

April 26, 2011

 

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How Antibiotic-producing Bacteria Avoid Suicide

The antibiotics help those microorganisms survive by attacking other bacteria competing for the same food supply... but how do they protect themselves?

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.

March 15, 2011

 

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The History Of Penicillin

In 1928, Alexander Fleming was studying the bacterium, Staphylococcus, when some of the bacteria became contaminated with Penicillium...

February 17, 2011

 

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Cancer Cells And Chemotherapy

Learn about how chemotherapy drugs work to fight cancer.

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