Category: Microbiology

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What are autoclave bags?

Have you ever been to a microbiology laboratory and observed a cylindrical sterilization instrument called an autoclave? The basic principle behind an autoclave is to expose the items to direct...

Vaccination 0

How does our body fight pathogens?

The human body has an inbuilt mechanism to produce a response whenever an outside pathogen bearing an antigen enters the body. The antigen is anything that produces antibodies; it could...

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease 0

Are Prions infectious agents?

What are prions? Prions are infectious agents which consist of an abnormally folded protein. These are similar in size to viruses. These are encoded by the PRNP gene and are...

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Is Vaccination a key to Immunization?

Correlation between Vaccination and Immunization:  Do you think vaccination and immunization mean the same?Vaccination is the administration of a vaccine to help the immune system develop protection from a disease....

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Human diseases caused by bacteria

Human diseases caused by bacteria (bacterial diseases): Turning the attention to bacterial pathogens, of all the known bacterial organisms, very few of them are pathogenic to humans causing bacterial diseases....