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Creepy Critters - Experiment

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Lesson Plans/Experiments for Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth

Incorporate MicrobeWorld’s video podcast series Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth into high school or two-year college curriculum.


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Classroom Experiments

Here's your chance to be an amateur microbiologist.


You don't have to have a scientific degree and wear a white lab coat to do these activities. All you have to do is be willing to muck around with dirt, paint, pondwater and other sometimes gooky stuff.


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Nanotechnology drafts plant viruses for drug delivery

Researchers at North Carolina State University have successfully modified a common plant virus to deliver drugs only to specific cells inside the human body, without affecting surrounding tissue. These tiny “smart bombs” - each one thousands of times smaller than the width of a human hair - coul... Read More

TWIV 21: Viruses of Bacteria

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1995 Craig Venter, Hamilton Smith, Claire Fraser

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1986 Kary Mullis

Kary MullisKary Mullis uses a heat stable e... Read More

1983 Luc Montagnier and Robert Gallo

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1982 Stanley Prusiner

SheepStanley Prusiner finds evidence that disea... Read More

1979 Victory over Smallpox

1977 Walter Gilbert and Fred Sanger

dnaWalter Gilbert and Fred Sanger independently develop ... Read More

1977 Carl Woese

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1975 Georg Kohler and Cesar Milstein

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1973 Stanley Cohen, Annie Chang, Robert Helling and Herbert Boyer

plasmidStanley Cohen, Annie C... Read More

1970 Howard Temin and David Baltimore

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1964 Charles Yanofsky

1961 Sydney Brenner, Francois Jacob and Matthew Meselson

messenger rnaSydney Brenner, Francois Jacob and Matthe... Read More

1961 Marshall Nirenberg and J.H. Matthaei

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1960 Francois Jacob, David Perrin, Carmen Sanchez and Jacques Monod

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1959 Peter Mitchell

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