The healing power of nature

 

In this interactive module, find out how plants, mold and bacteria have helped us to develop painkillers, antibiotics and other medications.

http://www-tc.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/assets/swf/1/gallery/flash-gallery-2007.swf?init_file=natures-pharmacy

For more resources from PBS LearningMedia and NOVA, please visit their website at: http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/drey07.sci.phys.matter.naturepharmacy/natures-pharmacy/

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How to build a deck with bacteria

 

Did you know that bacteria can make plastic by consuming wastewater? This plastic can then be used to make a more environmentally-friendly composite board, a type of lumber.

This interactive module will show you the many, incredible ways bacteria help us in everyday life.

http://www-tc.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/assets/swf/1/gallery/flash-gallery-2007.swf?init_file=putting-bacteria-to-work

For more resources from PBS LearningMedia and NOVA scienceNOW, please visit their website at: http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/nvsn5.sci.bio.bacteria/putting-bacteria-to-work/

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Faces of the Ebola response

 

This interactive module is a tribute to the teachers, health care workers, social workers, journalists and politicians who are working hard to contain the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

http://www.jackievannice.com/challenge_54_faces/story.html

This interactive module was developed by Jackie Van Nice (http://www.jackievannice.com/). It features content and photographs that were originally presented by The World Health Organization (WHO), on their website:

http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/photos/ebola-portraits/en/

For more information on the Ebola virus, please visit the World Health Organization (WHO) website:

http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/en/

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The bacteria, fungi & other micro-organisms that call us home

 

Learn about the bacteria, fungi and other micro-organisms that maintain human health.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/media/multimedia/0612-human-microbiome/index.html

For more resources from Scientific American, please visit their website at: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/microbiome-graphic-explore-human-microbiome/

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How bacteria help us put food on the table

 

Learn how a few species of bacteria, called nitrogen-fixers, convert nitrogen gas into a form of nitrogen that other organisms, like plants, can use to make proteins and DNA.

http://bcs.whfreeman.com/thelifewire9e/default.asp#542578__640280__

This resource comes from the Companion Website for the 9th Edition of “Life: The Science of Biology”. For other similar resources, please visit their website: http://bcs.whfreeman.com/thelifewire9e/default.asp#t_542578____

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Antigen presentation and cytotoxic T lymphocytes

 

This narrated animation from the HHMI shows how a cell infected by a virus signals cytotoxic T lymphocytes to kill the cell before the virus replicates and spreads.

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/antigen-presentation-and-ctl

To view more resources from HHMI’s BioInteractive website, please visit: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive

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Basic Virology Animations

 

These animations, created by Karin Christensen, cover the life cycles of various families of viruses, including attachment, genome replication, encapsidation and egress.

They accompanied the textbook, Basic Virology, Second Edition. (E. K. Wagner and M. J. Hewlett, Blackwell Science Publishers, 2004.)

http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/wagner/animation.asp

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Microbe Evolution and Classification

 

This flash animation from Harvard University’s Life Sciences Outreach Program illustrates how microbes have evolved and how we classify them.

http://outreach.mcb.harvard.edu/animations/microbial14.swf

To visit the Life Sciences Outreach Program website, please go to: http://outreach.mcb.harvard.edu/animations.htm

Microbe_Evolution_Classification_graphic

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Microbiology

For a list of all Microbiology resources, please go to:

https://lifescienceinteractive.com/category/microbiology/