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The scientific method encourages independent and objective thought through a gathering and analysis of evidence. Hopefully as you take food or related science classes you will develop the skill to reason objectively. I wrote about the scientific method in another article but thought I would speak generally here on objective reasoning. The difference between objective […]

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Introduction One would think that with advances in technology, we would by now pretty much eliminate human disease. However, the opposite has happened. Instead, we are increasingly encountering new emerging infectious diseases, the latest one, of course, being COVID-19. It started in 2019 and we thought that it would not last. Here we are in 2022 […]

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Bacteria can be classified in several ways. Learning how they are classified can help us to better control or manipulate them. Here are nine ways in which bacteria are classified. Based on Stain Bacteria a classified as gram positive or gram negative. Gram positive stains purple while gram negative stains pink. The difference is due […]

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What are Notifiable Diseases? Infectious diseases are diseases that occurs when pathogens (disease-causing agents) get into our bodies. They are usually in the form of bacteria and viruses but may also include parasites. Consider common diseases that require immunization such as measles, mumps, tetanus and chicken pox. These are all due to infectious pathogens. Some infectious diseases […]

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