Bacteria have some amazing abilities. They can live in extreme habitats, produce light, communicate with each other and act as predators and magnets.
While both cause infection and disease, viruses and bacteria are entirely different! Read all about them and more here.
Chemosynthetic bacteria are organisms whose primary source of energy comes from the chemical reactions of inorganic molecules.
Neurons are highly specialized cells that transmit electrical and chemical signals to target cells. Their anatomy makes them extremely efficient at receiving and transmitting these signals.
Guide to the different tests you can perform on unknown bacteria to identify it. These methods are really important in many fields when you are faced with an unknown sickness or contamination.
Want to learn about microbes? Fun and safe experiment for growing fungi and bacteria using home made potato sucrose gel (recipe included).
Take a closer look at microscopy! Learn the differences between an electron and light microscope, know your resolution from your magnificaiton and learn how to correctly use a microscope.
Antibiotic resistance in disease bacteria is a very serious problem. Soil contains many bacteria, some of which may make help us by making new antibiotics.
Bacteria naturally develop resistance to antibiotics, and the unnecessary use of antibiotics in meat production and the treatment of human disease is accelerating this process.
People worry that deadly viruses like Ebola could turn into airborne forms that could cause a worldwide epidemic. But there are reasons to think it is unlikely.