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Open Bacterial diseases
Bacterial diseases

Bacterial infections occur when single-celled micro-organisms called bacteria colonize the human body. While this colonization is usually fended off

Open Bacteriophage

( băktēr'ēӘfāj´´ ), virus that infects bacteria and sometimes destroys them by lysis, or dissolution of the cell. Bacteriophages, or phages, have a

Open Baltimore, David
Baltimore, David

US virologist who was awarded a Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1975 for his work with Renato Dulbecco and Howard Temin in discovering that


( bärbĭch'Әrāt´´ ), any one of a group of drugs that act as depressants on the central nervous system . High doses depress both nerve and muscle

Open Barton, Clara, 1821-1912
Barton, Clara, 1821-1912

A Union battlefield nurse during the Civil War, Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross. Clarissa Harlowe Barton was born December 25, 1821, in


Basil is an herbaceous member of the mint family, Labiatiaceae, that originated in India and has been used for about 5,000 years. The most common type

Open Bedsores

What Is It? Bedsores, also called pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, are areas of broken skin that can develop in people who: Have been confined to

Bell, Charles, Sir, 1774-1842

Place : Italy Subject : biography, biology Scottish anatomist and surgeon who carried out pioneering research on the human nervous system. He gave his

Bell's palsy

Bell's palsy is a peripheral nerve disorder affecting the facial nerve , or cranial nerve VII. While the exact mechanism of Bell's palsy is unknown,

Benacerraf, Baruj, 1920-2011

Venezuelan-born US immunologist. He was awarded a Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1980, together with Jean Dausset and George D Snell , for