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Microbes on the Menu

Produced by the Microbiology Society, this information booklet describes the positive contributions that micro-organisms make to the production of food. Microbes are often associated with food poisoning or food spoilage. However, without microbes there would be no bread, cheese, beer or chocolate. This booklet...

Down the Plughole

From the Microbiology Society, this resource contains information about biofilms. These are communities of microbial cells attached to a surface. For example, the slime lining plugholes and drains or the rough deposit that can coat teeth at the end of the day. The information clearly describes: * What are biofilms...

Couch Potato or Elite Athlete? Finding the Happy Medium

This resource, from the Microbiology Society, gives an overview of role of the immune system and how it is affected by training intensity. Exercise can have both a positive and negative effect on immune function and can influence an individual’s vulnerability to infection. The material is suitable for post 16...

How many gigatons of carbon dioxide? (infographic)

David McCandless is a data journalist and information designer with a passion for visualizing information with the minimum of words. We've picked out his visual representation of the effects of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, but there are many more which are so...

Learning to be an engineer: understand (four principles)

This resource presents a number of case studies of schools which took part in the Thinking like an engineer project from 2014 to 2016.

Infections and diseases - wanted posters

A series of posters presenting details and characteristics of the following diseases: HIV/AIDS, avian flu, diabetes, sclerosis, tuberculosis, polio, arthritis, and smallpox.

 

How does space affect the human body?

This infographic, from the Canadian Space Agency, describes how microgravity and increased radiation levels in space can affect astronauts' blood, circulation, muscles, nervous system, eyes, bones and DNA.

Naturally nosey

This careers case study describes the work of Social Sciences Researcher Dr Annie Tinsley. She describes her work at Caledonian University, where she is the lead researcher and with overall responsibility for coordinating the work, budgetary matters and publishing of papers and articles. Annie has worked on worked...

Developing ideas

James Briscoe studies the highly structured development of the central nervous systems in embryos. For James, personal drive and self-motivation are key to success in science. A better understanding of the development of the spinal cord will shed light on diseased and damaged nervous systems, and the hope is that...

Lowering anxiety

Emotional and behavioural disorders affect many millions of people across the world. Behavioural psychologists, like Dr Tom McAdams, are trying to identify family environmental factors that lead to anxiety disorders and depression. This case study describes how his research may help children whose parents...

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