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Penicillin production, c1940s

This is a black-and-white photograph illustrating the production of penicillin using the batch process. It shows a man and a woman in white laboratory coats working at a machine that features rows of small white flasks suspended from a central core. The woman appears to be using a syringe to extract the penicillin liquid.

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This is a unit of work designed to help students investigate the link between the structure of a cell and its function. Students explore how the development of microscopic technology has assisted the examination of common cell structures. They compare the cell structures of plants, animals, fungi and bacteria. Additional ...

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Building new antibiotics

Scientists have been researching and tackling the problem of antibiotic resistance in recent years. Professor Andrew Myers and his team may have found one solution to this problem. What is it? See if you can find some other examples where scientists have come up with potential solutions.