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mazuac
09-12-2006, 06:26 PM
Hello, i am going to write a story called "A Million Tiny Microbes" an informative childrens book... I may be only 12, but i must pursue my dreams!

if you want your microbes to be in it, let me know! email me at mazuac@aim.com or just say it on the forum. also, i don't know how to post on the forums soooo yeah... okay!

mazuac
09-12-2006, 06:35 PM
In the body of gregor, an unsettling Microbe has apeared....
This microbe is so powerful, that it wants to enslave gregors body, including all the fellow microbes that have tried oh so hard to sicken Gregor...

The Immune cells and Microbes and blood cells and even the white blood cells band together and form the TMA (tiny microbes alliance) and rebel against this unknown invader. But will the win???

DUM DUM DUMMMM!

kskerr
09-12-2006, 11:27 PM
"...including all the fellow microbes that have tried oh so hard to sicken Gregor."

Alex sweetie most of the bacteria in the body are beneficial and if you did not have them you would be dead... They protect against pathogens (the minority of bacteria that cause illness), strengthen the immune system, aid in digestion, and produce useful products for us, such as vitamins. All of my research organisms are probiotics, or bacteria that when consumed in high enough numbers give health benefits. Most bacteria just are, they are neither good nor bad. Cute idea for a book but a more balanced approach would be better, the general public is already misinformed and scared as it is, best to introduce them to reality. If I ever have enough money I'd love to start an education program to teach the truth about bacteria to children (adults have a hard time changing their beliefs). Perhaps your book could have some of the kinds of bacteria normally found in the gut joining your team of heros in fighting the invader...

mazuac
09-13-2006, 02:56 PM
"...including all the fellow microbes that have tried oh so hard to sicken Gregor."

Alex sweetie most of the bacteria in the body are beneficial and if you did not have them you would be dead... They protect against pathogens (the minority of bacteria that cause illness), strengthen the immune system, aid in digestion, and produce useful products for us, such as vitamins. All of my research organisms are probiotics, or bacteria that when consumed in high enough numbers give health benefits. Most bacteria just are, they are neither good nor bad. Cute idea for a book but a more balanced approach would be better, the general public is already misinformed and scared as it is, best to introduce them to reality. If I ever have enough money I'd love to start an education program to teach the truth about bacteria to children (adults have a hard time changing their beliefs). Perhaps your book could have some of the kinds of bacteria normally found in the gut joining your team of heros in fighting the invader...

yes, good point, perhaps studying a little before i write the book might be a ood idea:o also, Kskerr, i am a guy

Tuburculosis
09-13-2006, 07:13 PM
i though of that YEARSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ago.
never finished it,it was a baby book.

Baby flu,finds a clue!:D

mazuac
09-13-2006, 07:14 PM
LOL, i like that! hilarious! lol

Tuburculosis
09-13-2006, 07:17 PM
giant microbes all around,the magic treasure has been found!:D

mazuac
09-13-2006, 07:18 PM
lol! you could be the next Dr.Microbes... or Seuss

kskerr
09-13-2006, 09:33 PM
perhaps studying a little before i write the book might be a ood idea:o also, Kskerr, i am a guy

Studying ahead is always a good idea, good to learn that now before you learn the hard way later in life :)!

I had already decided you were a boy, I was not implying that you were not, was trying not to sound mean with my critical comment on your idea...

Pollock II
09-13-2006, 09:38 PM
Creative criticism is good criticism.

mazuac
09-17-2006, 04:13 PM
could someone tell me what the best subject to start on microbiology would be?

kskerr
09-17-2006, 04:58 PM
could someone tell me what the best subject to start on microbiology would be?

My classes usually start with a "What are microbes" lecture, except at the graduate level where they figure we should know by now.

mazuac
09-17-2006, 05:00 PM
okay... butlike, what part or subject of microbiology should i start of with?

kskerr
09-17-2006, 05:38 PM
okay... butlike, what part or subject of microbiology should i start of with?

Best to start with the basics and then work up to advanced. I learned about their size, shapes, physical characteristics, different kinds and environments and so on. Some of it depends on what you are interested in as it is actually a very broad field, from pathogens to probiotics, arctic to the deep thermal vents...

Tuburculosis
09-17-2006, 05:47 PM
yes.i sent you a few links through private messaging,butn here they are for anyone else;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Animal_cell_structure.svg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Prokaryote_cell_diagram.svg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Biological_cell.png

mazuac
09-19-2006, 06:31 PM
okay... well, i think i should starts off with the structure of microbes...