Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection

A 47-year-old married man, Mike A., reported to a local clinic with complaints of slight chest pain, shortness of breath, dysuria (difficult and painful urination), and a milky-white urethral discharge. His previous medical history was significant for hypercholesterolemia and hypertension. These con...

Vaccines - Calling the Shots video review

Please watch the Nova episode "Vaccines - Calling the Shots" that aired on September 10, 2014. The episode is available at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/vaccines-calling-shots.html 1.)a.) What percentage of U.S. parents vaccinate their children according to the recommended schedule? b.) How ...

Trouble with Antibiotics

Watch the Frontline episodes "The Trouble with Antibiotics" and "Outbreak at NIH" The episode is available at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/trouble-with-antibiotics/. 1.)a.)Why do industrial farms use antibiotics in animal feed and water? b.) What percent of antibiotics that are sold ...

Fungi and Bacteria

Which division of bacteria contains pathogenic (disease-causing) bacteria? Are fungi eukaryotes or prokaryotes? Are they more like animals or plants? (Explain how/why)

Antibiotic Development and Resistance

Please look at the following websites to help find information and answer the following questions. I have read the the information and suppose I am just looking for "specific quotes" but think I may need someone to put it in simpler terms. http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/antibiotic-use/antibiotic-res...

Why are viruses not living organisms

Viruses are typically not classified as true living organisms by biologists. Viruses have DNA or RNA and protein but are not able to replicate until they infect a host cell. Within the cell, they must use the enzymes and molecular building blocks the host cell provides for replicating. Viruses cause...

Microbiology Review

1. What does bactericidal mean? Bacteriostatic? Virucidal? Fungistatic? 2. Why are control cultures necessary in evaluating disinfectants? 3. What factors can influence the activity of a disinfectant? 4. Why do microorganisms differ in their response to disinfectants? 5. What microorgani...

HIV, AIDS, and Immune Cells

Based on your research and understanding, create a report in a Microsoft Word document, which include a public education and disease control plan for HIV/AIDS. The paper must address the following: What percentage of population was affected by HIV/AIDS? Have there been instances of any historica...

Need help with my Microbiology Discussion

Choose an infectious disease that was prevalent in the United States and had lasting consequences or select a disease from the following: AIDS/HIV Cholera Influenza Malaria Tuberculosis West Nile Fever Yellow fever Based on your research and understanding, create a report in a Microsoft...

Humoral vs. Cell Mediated

I am trying to do an APA style format for my current Microbiology Discussion. Any help would be appreciated. Here are the questions I need to answer. Describe cellular and humoral immune responses.How are they different from each other? Give examples of diseases that compromise each of these r...

Sex Determination and Sex Differentiation in Humans

I need help in answering these questions with short descriptions: 1. Sex determination and sex differentiation in human. 2. Forms of interaction between allelic genes 3. Rhesus-negative man with I group of blood married with rhesus-positive (homozygotic) woman with IV group of blood. What bloo...

Microbial Benefits

Discuss the applications of microbiology that directly benefit mankind. how would your current life style be affected if the application were no longer available? Consider issue of food spoilage, food production, or prevention of food borne illnesses.

Enviromental Microbiology

Think back to your childhood and describe a sequence of events that could have led to the death of local body of water, like a swimming pond, following the introduction of large amount of organic matter and microorganisms. How could you use what you have learned to reverse this problem?

Disease Tranmission

Discuss he known method used for breaking the chains of disease transmission. Propose a way to educate the general public on their role in preventing disease transmission.

Parasite infection: malaria

Choose any one of the parasites: desribe its microbilogy, lifecycle, mode of transmission, disease caused and its health importance.

Fungal Pathogen: Cryptococcus neoformans

Choose any one of the fungal pathogens and discuss its appearance, staining reaction, culture characteristics, disease caused, and epidemiology characteristics (where is it common, who is at risk).

Viral Pathogen: HIV and AIDS

Choose any of viruses discussed and describe its characteristics including the viral family it belongs to, disease caused, mode of transmission, epidemiology, and vaccination if available.

Bacterial pathogen

Choose any on of the bacterial pathogen and discuss its appearance, staining reaction, culture, characteristics, disease caused and mechanism of disease.

Types of symbiotic relationships

Imagine yourself to be a virus and you need to establish infection in an organ of your choice. Discuss how you would revise your plan of survival if your symbiotic relationship changes; either from mutualistic to commensalistic, or from commensalistic to mutualistic.

Factors Influencing Virus Infection

Imagine yourself as a virus and you need to establish infection in an organ of your choice.Discuss the innate and adaptive immune responses that you will need to overcome along with their attributes to establish the infections and the type of immunodeficiency you will benefited by.

Microbial Cultivation

Conduct research using the library or other outside sources to find out what studies are being explored on any pathogen. Pay special attention to cultivation techniques in use to the study the pathogen.

Microbial Adventure

Imagine yourself to be a microbial pathogen, tell us the reason for your choice, and describe in detail the structures you would like to have in order to live in the habitat of choosing and the factors needed to cause infection of a specific organ in humans.

Nitrogen Cycling

Compare and contrast the nitrogen requirements of microorganisms and higher forms of life, describing how their respective requirements are met.

Cytology Lab

For each assignment, you will use the M.U.S.E. link to complete the lab. In this lab, you will observe diagrams showing the structure of plant and animal cells. Using the textbook and virtual library resources, fill in the tables. Cytology Lab Using the M.U.S.E. link, review the background ...

Microbes: Characteristics of a Good Germicide

Describe the characteristics of a good germicide. A germicide can also possess properties of both a germicide and a clearner. (1) Some other characteristics of a good germicides are the physical and chemical factors of the germicide. (2) Such factors include the temperature, pH, humidity, and w...

Chomestat system

Define and explain the importance of using a chomestat system. What is logarithmic growth/exponential growth and how is the population count calculated?