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Americans are fatter than ever and processed food is to blame
Before diving into this article we need to clarify how being obese is measured. There are many ways to...
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Through the Microscope updates
An important feature of Through the Microscope is the animations that depict important processes. Often...
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Obesity and the Microbiome
A large body of evidence is emerging showing that the microbiome has a role in obesity and I cover some...
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New updates to Why Microbes Matter
Chapters 4, 5, 8, 10, and 14 of Why Microbes Matter have been updated to reflect some new information...
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The very real danger of alfatoxins
Food products, especially harvested grains, need to be stored carefully. Proper management means storing...
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Immune Response to Bacterial Infection with S. pyogenes.

Figure 16.12. Immune Response to Bacterial Infection with S. pyogenes.. Examples of the range of immune defenses against a bacterial pathogen include antibodies and phagocytes that capture and kill the invading microbe. Most of the destruction occurs in the extracellular fluid.