DNA and Genetics

Learn what you can do to stop the spread of drug-resistant superbugs

Antibiotics: Know How to Use Them Before We Lose Them

We are running out of antibiotics. To be fair, plenty of antibiotics still exist—it’s just that they are no longer effective against bacteria.  Why? Due to the overuse (and misuse) of antibiotics, many bacteria have become resistant to available antibiotics. […]

Are viruses alive?

The Peculiar “Life” of a Virus

My son has the flu.  He is feverish and miserable.  His misery stems from the fact that the cells of his body have been commandeered by the influenza virus and turned into mini virus factories.  There’s not much we can … To Be or Not to Be: The Peculiar “Life” of a Virus Read More…