1. Clostridium difficile infects...
- the nervous system, causing difficulties with movement and a constant shaking. It is thought that the bacteria causes the neurons to shut down. Antibiotics only kill the harmless bacteria leaving the dangerous bacteria to reproduce by binary fission
- the respiratory system, causing difficulties with breathing . It is thought that the harmless bacteria in the respiratory system are killed by the antibiotic treatment causing the immune system to produce extra mucus.
- the digestive system, usually causing problems in people who have already been treated with antibiotics. It is thought that the harmless bacteria that are normally present in the digestive system are killed by the antibiotics.
- the circulatory system, causing an increased or decreased heart rate. People are more at risk to this if they have never received antibiotic treatment before because they body does not know how to cope with the bacteria.
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2. What is not an example of a source of medicine?
- Some infections can be cured using medications from the doctors.
- Daffodils are grown to produce a drug used to treat Alzheimer's disease.
- Penicillin is obtained from a fungus.
- Some cancer drugs are made using soil bacteria.
3. Future of medicine may invovle
- personalised medicine and synthetic biology.
- personalised DNA molecule replication with enhances made and synthetic cloning of organs and organelles.
- personalised DNA molecular elements and synthetic biology.
- synthetic clonal selection and artificial selection.
4. They are useful because...
- They can be used over and over again when anyone becomes infected by disease.
- They can usually target bacterial cells without damaging the human body cells.
- They can provide immunological memory by remaining in the circulatory system, ready to initiate the immune response
- They can target pathogens in the body stopping the host from dying.
5. MRSA stands for
- meticillinic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
- metetaphagitc-restraint Staphylococcus aureus
- meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
- megasound-resistantic Staphyolococcus aureus