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Pathogens: Defending Against Infection
 

Pathogens: Defending Against Infection

The word "pathogen" comes from ancient Greek: "pathos" means "suffering," and "gene" means "producer of."

It makes sense: Pathogens are organisms — such as bacteria or fungi — that cause disease ... and suffering. Take a closer look.

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Pure and Simple

Pure and Simple

Food poisoning and water-borne illnesses kill three million people worldwide each year. Take a look at one system that can detect salmonella in 15 minutes. More...

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3M
Germ Invasion

Germ Invasion

Microorganisms are everywhere—and their diversity is astonishing. Collect samples from around your haunts to determine what’s living with, or on, you. More...

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Science Buddies
Cool Killers: The Beauty of Deadly Pathogens

Cool Killers: The Beauty of Deadly Pathogens

The bacteria, viruses, and parasites in these images are so nice to look at, it's hard to believe how much death and misery they cause. More...

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Discover Magazine
Sewage-Sniffing Dogs on the Trail of Pathogens Pollution

Sewage-Sniffing Dogs on the Trail of Pathogens Pollution

In Santa Barbara, California, four-legged friends serve as a fast and inexpensive alternative to lab testing when it comes to finding pollution and pathogens in the storm water drains. More...

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WERF
Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention

Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention

Some serious pathogens are transmitted via blood. Certain jobs require training to stay safe from these blood-borne viruses. Find out more. More...

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OSHA
Food Pathogens

Food Pathogens

5,200 deaths per year. 300,000 hospitalizations. 70 million illnesses. What’s responsible for these scary numbers? Food. Well, food pathogens. More...

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Vermont Public TV
Ian Lipkin: Microbe Hunter

Ian Lipkin: Microbe Hunter

As a professor at Columbia University, Ian Lipkin studies deadly microbes. In Hollywood, he kept the movie Contagion scientifically accurate. More...

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NOVA/PBS
Introduction to Pathogens

Introduction to Pathogens

Why would bacteria evolve to cause illness? How do they actually make us sick? More...

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NCBI
Pathogen Tracker

Pathogen Tracker

Dive into this simulation and see if you can track the latest pathogen outbreak and find the source. More...

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Cornell University

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