Biofilms, The Biology of Slime: 1- Intro

When most people think of bacteria, they usually think of free floating cells, completely independent of each other. Most researchers until recently thought the same, however that’s not how most bacteria live outside the comforts of a microbiology laboratory!   Lick your teeth, can you feel that weird layer? That’s plaque, you have heard of that from your dentist and […]

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Natural News’s “Silver” Bullet is a dud

Recently I happened upon this article on Natural News (http://www.naturalnews.com/041408_colloidal_silver_antibiotics_alternative_medicine.html) about how the FDA is covering up how colloidal silver could cure infectious diseases. I thought it would make a nice short blog to end my productive week of scienceing!   What is colloidal silver- colloidal silver is a suspension of silver particles in water. Usually touted as a typical […]

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