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Living in a World of Microbes

Roberto Kolter, Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard’s Medical School, believes that microbes, bacteria in particular, have gotten a bad rap. “Oh sure, occasionally a nasty one like Salmonella or E. coli gets through and causes trouble,” he says, “but for the most part bacteria are quite beneficial, helping us to digest our…

Microbes Rule the World

Watch a little about Microbes from the Fall 2010 USA Science and Engineering Festival. The average science student knows that microbiology is the study of bacteria and other microorganisms, especially those that cause disease and other threats to health. But what the public often does not realize is that the work of the microbiologist is…