The medical war on superbugs has only just begun
By: Laura Lamp King
Researchers at Cardiff University, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) and International colleagues reported finding a new gene, New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1 (NDM-1), which alters bacteria, making them resistant to virtually all known antibiotics.Found largely in E. coli bacteria, the most common cause of urinary...
By: Dena Bolton
The redwood sorrel (Oxalis oregano) is one of a species of low-growing perennials commonly called wood sorrels. This particular species of oxalis derives its name from the fact that it is a native of the western North American redwood forests. (It can also be found...
New giant squid discovered off the coast of India
By: Dean Traylor
The deep, dark and cold depths of the ocean are proving to be a treasure trove of life. Recently, the websites, OurAmazingPlanet and its sister site LiveScience.com reported that a new species of large squid had been discovered near an underwater mountain range in...
By: Maggie O'Cala
The human body is a fascinating structure that is made up of several complex systems which aid in proper function. The circulatory system and digestive system are talked about quite a bit and most of us have a pretty good idea what each consists of...
By: Safa
Some of us avoid fats in our diet due to their negative effects on our weight and health. For these reasons, it may seem that fats are unnecessary and only pose threats to our health and image. Fatty acids found in fats are in fact...
Plant profiles: Southern cattail
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Southern cattail is a tall perennial that grows in marshy areas. It can grow up to 10 feet tall in some places. The female spike of the cattail grows from 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide. The leaves are yellowish green in color and grow...
By: Wendy R.
Microscopes are instruments used to see objects too small to be seen by the naked eye.There are three major types of microscope that a biologist/researcher uses. These are the electron, dissecting and compound microscopes. Within the category of electron microscope are two types of...
Arguments for and against stem cell research
By: Jaimee Van Niekerk
STEM CELL RESEARCH - PROS AND CONS Abstract: People cannot agree on whether stem cell* research is ethical or not. Although it offers many opportunities for the treatment and cure of a wide range of conditions such as physical trauma, relapses, genetic diseases, extensive tissue...
Understanding llama behavior
By: Brenda Nelson
Llamas are not at all like horses, nor do they behave like cattle. To understand the behavior of a llama, one has to look at camels, or llamas themselves. This is because one of the llamas best known relatives is the camel. -Curious and Alert-...
The reproductive cycle of the Nematode Myrmeconema neotropicum
By: Rena Sherwood
Only discovered in 2008, the tiny nematode Myrmeconema neotropicum has a highly unusal reproductive strategy. It’s so unique that sceintists cannot find any other nematode species to match it. Considering that there are over 20,000 nematode species, M. neotropicum is unique, indeed. It...

 

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