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Microbes & Metaphors Report

The Microbes and Metaphors report, on the theme of antibiotic resistance and its implications for art, science and society. 

Microbes & Metaphors Report

The Microbes and Metaphors report, on the theme of antibiotic resistance and its implications for art, science and society. 

Germs Are Us

Bacteria make us sick. Do they also keep us alive?

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Helicobacter pylori may be the most successful pathogen in human history. While not as deadly as the bacteria that cause tuberculosis, cholera, and the plague, it infects more people than all the others combined. H. pylori, which migrated out of Africa along with our ancestors, has been intertwined with our species for at least two hundred thousand years. Although the bacterium occupies half the stomachs on earth, its role in our lives was never clear. Then, in 1982, to the astonishment of the medical world, two scientists, Barry Marshall and J. Robin Warren, discovered that H. pylori is the principal cause of gastritis and peptic ulcers; it has since been associated with an increased risk of stomach cancer as well.

Microbes Maketh Man

People are not just people. They are an awful lot of microbes, too

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‘Bacteria are really a part of what humans are’

‘Bacteria are really a part of what humans are’

Interview with Stanley Falkow, one of the most well-known microbiologists in the US.

Stanley Falkow, PhD, 77, is a microbiologist and a professor of microbiology and immunology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is sometimes referred to as the father of molecular microbial pathogenesis, which is the study of how infectious microbes and host cells interact to cause disease at the molecular level. He formulated molecular Koch's postulates, which have guided the study of the microbial determinants of infectious diseases since the late 1980s.

World Health Day campaign by React

A short animation which is part of the World Health Day campaign by React to promote the proper use of Antibiotics. This is the English version

 

 

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