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How do we know what causes an infectious disease

03/13/2012
A short video (done for the FameLabUK competition) that discusses how scientists show that a specific organism causes a specific disease

Bovine TB and badgers - why it all matters

01/17/2012
With the news of a trial badger cull in England as an attempt to reduce the levels of Mycobacterium bovis or bovine TB in cattle, this post reviews why it is so important to reduce the level of the organism in the cattle and badger populations.

How do we know what causes an infectious disease? (Part 2)

12/13/2011
Having discussed fulfilling Koch's postulates using culture methods in part 1, this blog post briefly discusses the newer molecular techniques that scientists can use to provide evidence for a disease being caused by a specific organism.

How do we know what causes an infectious disease? (Part 1)

12/13/2011
A brief introduction to how scientists prove that an infectious agent is a cause of disease. It discusses Koch's postulates using the imaginary disease chocolatitis and the imaginary organism Chocolobacter as an example.

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