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A Disease’s Guide to World Domination

A Disease’s Guide to World Domination

Hi, this is Kate from MinuteEarth. Let’s say you’re an infectious disease with dreams of spreading as far and wide as possible. Your logical starting point might be to invade a host and make as many mini-yous as fast as you can to spread to as many other hosts as you can. However, that would […]

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BIO153 Microbiology and Infectious Disease

BIO153 Microbiology and Infectious Disease

My name’s Julia Lodge and I run the first year Microbiology and Infectious Diseases module. Now, for a lot of our students they haven’t done very much microbiology at school so a lot of the content of this module is new. Hopefully that makes it very interesting. So we start by introducing you to all […]

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The Disease Detectives Stop Outbreaks at Their Source

The Disease Detectives Stop Outbreaks at Their Source

– [Narrator] If a disease breaks out anywhere in the world, the Epidemic Intelligence Service or EIS is called in to investigate the outbreak. – A lot of people refer to EIS as the disease detectives because we are the ones sent out during outbreak or emergency response situations. – [Narrator] The elite team works […]

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Honey: Bacteria’s Worst Enemy

Honey: Bacteria’s Worst Enemy

Honey. You’ve met honey. It’s that sticky, sweet stuff. Basically just slightly liquidy sugar in a plastic bear bottle, right? Wrong! Honey is a supercharged bacteria-killing powerhouse. And it’s all down to what those hardworking bees put into it, from immune proteins to the sugar itself. Since ancient times, honey has been used to prevent […]

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What Is Foodborne Illness?

What Is Foodborne Illness?

We all love to eat and why not? Good food like good friends is one of life’s great joys. But when it’s handled improperly, food can make you ill. Millions of Americans get sick each year from food poisoning. The experts call it foodborne illness. And the fact is that some people who are over […]

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