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| Issue 55

Microbiology: Discovering antibacterial agents

What can we do about the antimicrobial resistance crisis? What does it take to develop a new medicine? Can we fight bacteria with everyday substances or even foods? Find out with these engaging microbiology activities.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health, Science and society

| Issue 52

How to understand a COVID-19 test result

A negative result from a medical test means you definitely don’t have the condition, right? Wrong: it depends on the false negative rate of the test and on your individual risk.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health, Science and society

| Issue 46

The secret life of forests

New research is revealing the previously unknown beneficial effects of tree canopies – and the secret life within them.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry

| Issue 45

Some (microbes) like it hot

Scalding volcanic springs are home to some remarkable microorganisms, and biotechnology is now finding uses for these microscopic survivors.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry

| Issue 43

Titanic and the iron-eating bacteria

A species of bacterium discovered on the decaying wreck of the Titanic is providing new insights into how to protect living cells from damage.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: News from the EIROs, Physics, Biology, Chemistry

| Issue 41

Cellulose: from trees to treats

The same molecule that keeps mighty trees standing also led to the first multicellular life forms – and can even be used to make sweet treats.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Health

| Issue 14

The microbial fuel cell: electricity from yeast

We all know that yeast is used to produce beer and bread – but electricity? Dean Madden from the National Centre for Biotechnology Education, University of Reading, UK, shows how it works.

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry