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Drinking pure bacterial culture to prove a point

  1. Jan 21, 2004 #1

    Monique

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    How to prove that bacteria cause stomach ulcers:

    Excerpt from Alberts et al. Molecular Biology of the Cell:
    this won't be my way of writing up a research plan..
     
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  3. Jan 21, 2004 #2

    Njorl

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    Perhaps you could research the effects of massage on the levels of neurotransmitters this way?
    :smile:
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  4. Jan 21, 2004 #3

    Monique

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    *changed her mind*
     
  5. Jan 21, 2004 #4

    iansmith

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    When we take our introductary class to microbiology, in the section about food born disease we had a table with how many organism was necessary to cause disease. The prof said they would inoculated food for inmates.

    Also in one of our class about virulence, they would test vaccine against gonorrhea by infecting volonteers with a virulent strain. the prof said "I can't believe they got volunteer for that".

    There is more interresting story.
     
  6. Jan 21, 2004 #5

    Monique

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    Performing such types of testing on involuntary volunteers is just outright unethical, that is why I though that drinking the culture yourself is rather a daring move.. crazy, but daring..

    Um, you are a microbiologist.. right Ian? Um.. care for making a name?
     
  7. Jan 21, 2004 #6

    iansmith

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    the inmates new about the salmonella in their chicken but they had 50% of chance of not having any bacteria.

    I am not that desperate yet anyway the guy will only be remember for drink bacteria and he is not the first one to do it.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2004 #7

    Monique

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    Well if you are starting to see things in that light we can start a thread on all the horrific experiments that were carried out under Adolf Hitler's regime.

    Gee.. someone is is a bad mood..
     
  9. Jan 21, 2004 #8

    iansmith

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    It is too bad that sarcasm is not well express in writting. I should of put a smilley at the end of my comment.
     
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