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Aspergillus fungal spores.
Courtesy of the CDC/15145.

Bacteria, archaebacteria, fungi, protists, algae, viruses, infectious diseases, helpful microorganisms, microbiome

  • Infectious Diseases

    Infectious DiseasesPresentation

    Christine Herrmann, PhD, discusses the history of disease research, infectious agents (or pathogens) that cause disease and their modes of transmission, and ways to reduce the spread of disease.

  • Introduction to Viruses

    Introduction to VirusesPresentation

    Viruses are not cells, but consist of genetic material, enclosed in a protective layer of protein. Learn more about the nature of viruses, and how scientists are working to understand and combat them.

  • Saving Baby Elephants from a Lethal Virus (EEHV)

    Saving Baby Elephants from a Lethal Virus (EEHV)Presentation

    Join Dr. Paul Ling has he discusses a deadly virus attacking baby Asian elephants, key discoveries made by his research team, and a protocol developed to help elephants stay alive until a vaccine can be developed.

  • Viruses


    Viruses have killed millions of people. But without a host, these microscopic parasites cannot reproduce or survive. As scientists discover the chemical rules by which each virus plays, they can begin to control how viruses affect us.

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