Many doctors prescribe antibiotics to cure infections. But should they be prescribing viruses instead?

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When you cut your finger, a complex, three-level system kicks in to make sure you stay healthy and ward off invaders.

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It’s official: you’ve got the flu. It’s logical to assume that your symptoms are the result of the infection coursing through your body — but is that really the case? (5:00 min.)

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HIV is a retrovirus that causes AIDS. But where did it come from, and how did it spread?

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The Zika virus is spread by mosquitoes. It has also been linked to birth defects, especially microcephaly. But how do you get from a mosquito bite to microcephaly?

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I'm a 3rd year PhD student in Microbiology and Immunology. I study the biology of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. Staphylococcus aureus creates tremendous burden on health care systems in Canada and around the world.

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Born in 1843, Robert Koch was a German doctor whose groundbreaking contributions revolutionized microbiology. Even today, his discoveries continue to save lives.

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This DNA Day question was answered by Dr. Paul Gordon

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Winner of the Excellence Award - Gold Medal (Senior) at the Canada Wide Science Fair 2013

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