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  • Alexander Fleming [r]: Scottish biologist and pharmacologist (1881-1955), best-known for the discovery of penicillin for which he won the Nobel Prize. [e]
  • Antibiotic [r]: Drugs that reduce the growth or reproduction of bacteria. [e]
  • Bacteria [r]: A major group of single-celled microorganisms. [e]
  • Biotechnology and plant breeding [r]: The use of microorganisms, such as bacteria or yeasts, or biological substances, such as enzymes, to improve plants and prevent plant diseases. [e]
  • Cross infection [r]: Any infection which a patient contracts in a health-care institution. [e]
  • DNA [r]: A macromolecule — chemically, a nucleic acid — that stores genetic information. [e]
  • Health care quality assurance [r]: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. [e]
  • List of biology topics [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Microorganism [r]: A 'germ', an organism that is too small to be seen individually with the naked eye. [e]
  • Mobile DNA [r]: Blocks of DNA that are able to move and insert into new locations throughout the genome without needing DNA sequence similarity or requiring the process of homologous recombination to enable movement. [e]
  • Pilus [r]: Hairlike appendage found on the surface of many Gram-negative bacteria, shorter, thinner and straighter than flagella. [e]
  • Porphyromonas gingivalis [r]: Gram-negative, anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria which produces a cell-bound, oxygen-sensitive collagenase and is isolated from the human mouth. [e]
  • Self-medication [r]: Medication of oneself without professional supervision, to alleviate an illness or malady, as by using an over-the-counter drug or preparation. [e]
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis [r]: Non-motile Gram-positive cocci, a part of human flora and the mucous membranes of animals, that's becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics due to continuous overuse. [e]
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae [r]: Gram-positive, alpha-hemolytic, bile soluble diplococcus recognized as a major cause of pneumonia, bacterial meningitis, and other diseases in humans. [e]
  • Transposon [r]: Blocks of conserved DNA that can occasionally move to different positions within the chromosomes of a cell. [e]
  • U.S. intelligence and global health [r]: Analysis by the United States intelligence community, in conjunction with more general health organizations, relating to issues of human survival from health-related issues [e]
  • Virus (biology) [r]: A microscopic particle that can infect the cells of a biological organism and can reproduce only with the assistance of the cells it infects. [e]