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Behind the print: Influenza virus

Behind the print: Influenza virus

What’s tiny, round, not quite alive, and killed over 50 million people in 1918? The flu. More specifically the influenza virus, a respiratory pathogen that is a member of the Orthomyxoviridae family. First isolated in 1933, when scientists realised influenza was different to bacterial pneumonia, […]

Behind the print: Caffeine molecule

Behind the print: Caffeine molecule

Monday. 7am. Only one thing can get you through the morning.. Caffeine. You’re not alone; caffeine is used regularly by more than 80% of humans, the most common forms being coffee or tea. Coffee is the second most popular beverage in the world, beaten only […]

Behind the print: Bacterial shapes

Behind the print: Bacterial shapes

Dominant. Evolutionarily successful. Wide-spread. Essential. What organisms come to mind when thinking about these words? You might say sharks, or large looming trees, or human beings. Bacteria probably weren’t the first thing you thought of. But actually, none of the above would have originated without […]