Medical Detectives By rick baez

Medical Detectives get involved in testing, analyzing , and observing things like bacteria, cancer, senses, and food borne illnesses.

Bacteria & Antibiotics

Antibiotics is a medication for bacteria , but bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics.This only occurs when the bacteria mutates because it remembers the antibiotics and multiplies itself resistant to it.

Cancer is a disease of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and destroy body tissue.

Cancer cells multiply independently and normal cells multiply by signals from other normal cells.Cancer can be treated by chemotherapy , which uses chemical substances that targets rapidly growing cells, like hair cells.

Taste & Touch

Their are 5 main flavors bitter, sour, salty, sweet, and umami for meats. Salty flavored foods and drinks provide energy according to the brain. Each flavor targets parts of the tongue. Touch receptors are mostly found on the lips, tongue, and fingertips.

Food Borne Illnesses

Food poisoning or food borne illness is caused by pathogens entering the body through everyday foods.A pathogen is any disease producing agents such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites.

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