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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 DiseasesSlide Set

    Learn about the history of disease research, infectious agents (or pathogens), ways in which they are transmitted, and how we can reduce the spread of disease.

  • Introduction to Viruses

    Introduction to VirusesSlide Set

    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

    Saving Baby Elephants from a Lethal VirusSlide Set

    Paul D. Ling, Ph.D., a microbiologist at Baylor College of Medicine, is a leading global expert on elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus. Join him as he discusses the virus, key discoveries, and a treatment protocol developed by his research team to help keep infected elephants alive.

  • Viruses

    VirusesSlide Set

    Viruses have always lived among humans, and they killed many millions of people. As scientists discover the chemical rules by which each virus plays, they can begin to control how a virus affects us.