microbes in the media

  • Research article
    • must be from last 6 months! (March 2020 – September 2019)
    • Find the original scientific research paper (should be cited in the media piece)
    • DO NOT PAY to rent or buy access to research papers. They are FREE through any library. Cook Library is very good about helping. https://libraries.towson.edu/
  • Topics – anything you are interested in with a microbiology angle!
    • Examples: Human microbiome, Viral diversity, comparative microbial genomics, gene expression, horizontal gene transfer, viral evolution, phages (environmental/medical use), antibiotic resistance, microbial metabolism (photosynthesis, respiration, fermentation), climate change, pathogen evolution
  • Media article
  • A news story from a newspaper, magazine, or news blog (Baltimore Sun, The New York Times, Scientific American, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Vox, Slate, STAT, etc..).
  • As a Towson student, PawPrints:Collegiate Reading Program gives you free on-line access to the New York Times, USA Today, and Baltimore Sun. Paper copies are also available on-campus.

Submit for grading:

One paragraph that addresses the following questions. At the end, provide a URL/full citation to both the research paper and the media article. Use the Vancouver style of citation with live link to articles.

Selection of media and research paper (11 pts) ***

    • Is this paper published in a peer reviewed journal?
    • Do the media article and research paper match?
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