Biological sciences

Antibiotic resistance, Biological sciences, Microbiology 1 comment

What causes antibiotic resistance? – Kevin Wu

Antibiotic resistance does happen, and it is evidence that bacteria, like all other living things, evolve Fortunately, there are amazing medicines designed to fight bacterial infections. Synthesized from chemicals or occurring naturally in things like mold, these antibiotics kill or neutralize bacteria by interrupting cell wall synthesis or interfering with vital processes like protein synthesis, all while leaving human cells unharmed.

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The birth of Microbiology

Microbiology Crash Course, History of Science #24: What makes beer? Single-celled organisms. What makes us cough and feel like sleeping for twelve straight hours Straight? Single-celled organisms; AKA microbes, germs, the tiny machines that allow us to digest—and can kill us. “What is life?” It turns out, life is relentless, everywhere on earth! Microbes are…

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