What is the etiologic agent of this disease and why was this discovery surprising?
SARS or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus - the
SARS associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) - which can be life-threatenin
What are the differences between food intoxication and food infection? Explain this distinction in detail.
Food-borne disease can be an intoxication caused by microbial toxins produced as byproducts of microbial decomposition of food. Or it can be a food
South University Microbiology
In 1918- it is called Spanish Flu when there was death of 40-50 million. In 1957it is called Asian Flu when there was death of 1 million. In 1968-it is called Hong Kong
Flu now in 1997 it is named as B
UTIs are common among all sections of the population. Using the South University
Online Library or the Internet, research on UTIs. Based on your research, respond to
Which segment of the population is more susceptible to UTIs? Why?
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory tract infections are the chief cause of absenteeism in schools as well as
places of work. From the common cold to the more serious bronchitis, respiratory tract
infections are usually infectious and thus easily pas
As a fresh research intern, you are a part of the hypothetical National Anthrax
Eradication Program. Your first task is to present a detailed summary on this lethal
Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research, acqu
Malaria is a parasitic, infectious disease caused by the bite of infected female Anopheles
mosquitoes which passes a virus Plasmodium vivax from one individual to another.
After the entry in the human host the sporozoite form of parasite travel to the liv
How does such a sensitive organ protect itself against such common infections?
The surface of the eye is armed with mechanical and immunologic functions to defend itself against a
hostile environment. The defense mechanisms are native and acquired, both g
What are the four basic methods by which antimicrobial agents work? Describe using examples.
Taking antimicrobial medicine, sterilization-using heat, radiation, disinfectants or antiseptics can do
this. Antimicrobial agents work on bacteria by stopping gr
Immune systems consist of two componentshumoral and cellular. Using the South
University Online Library or the Internet, research on these two components. Based on
your research, respond to the following:
Describe cellular and humoral immun
PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction. PCR is a revolutionary technique that has allowed
microbiologists to study particular regions of DNA, simply by making an enormous number of copies of
that region; 30 PCR cycles will produce over a billion copies.
What is Gram staining?
o The most universal diagnostic staining technique for bacteria. It permits ready
differentiation of major categories based upon the color reaction of the cells: the grampositive (stain purple) and the gram-negative (stain pink or
Running head: BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Biotechnology and Medicine
BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Biotechnology and Medicine
According to Miriam Webster Dictionary, the term Biotechnology means The use of
Assignment 1: Labeling Activities By Week 2, Day 2, complete the following labeling activities from MYA&P. MY A&P (Login access required) Click here for instructions to view Quicktime videos. Chapter 3 A&P Resources: These activities will help reinforce y
Assignment 3: Group Project Project Overview This project will span multiple weeks and will involve you working with a group of fellow classmates to develop an array of presentations covering one of the body systems we are studying in this course. To begi