For the second research paper, my possible research topic is ” Explain how the influenza virus evolves”. and my possible disease is pneumonia and the bacterium is klebsiella pneumoniae.
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Possible Research Paper topics:
1. How are thermophiles able to survive such extreme conditions?
2. What characteristics/properties do endospores have that allow them to resist boiling, uv light, lack of water and nutrients?
3. Compare the rate of evolution of bacteria compared to eukaryotes such as protozoans.
4. What factors contribute to bacterial antibiotic resistance?
5. What specific mechanisms do bacteria use to resist antibiotics?
6. What new antibiotics have been brought to market in the last ten years? How do they work?
7. Explain how the influenza virus evolves.
8. Explain how the flu vaccine is developed annually.
9. What does research say about the link between vaccines and autism?
10. What viruses cause the common cold?
11. What are recent developments in the fight against HIV/AIDS?
12. What is the current state of measles around the world?
13. Influenza pandemics
14. How did MRSA become VISA and VRSA?
15. How does the causative agent of Chagas disease evade the immune system for years and years?
Possible bacterial diseases to research:
1. Diptheria Corynebacterium diptheriae
2. Meningitis Neisseria meningitidis
3. Strep throat Streptococcus pyogenes
4. Meningitis Haemophilus influenza type b
5. Whooping cough Bordetella pertussis
6. Tuberculosis Mycobacterium tuberculosis
7. Pneumonia Klebsiella pneumoniae
8. Pneumonia Mycoplasma pneumoniae
9. Pneumonia Legionella pneumophila
10. Food poisoning Staphylococcus aureus
11. Botulism Clostridium botulinum
12. Cholera Vibrio cholera
13. Pseudomembranous colitis Clostridium difficile
14. Typhoid fever Salmonella typhi
15. Shigellosis Shigella sonnei and Shigella dysenteriae
16. Camphylobacteriosis Camphylobacter jejuni
17. Gastric ulcers Heliobacter pylori
18. Food poisoning Clostridium perfingens
19. Salmonellosis Salmonella sp.
20. Anthrax Bacillus anthracis
21. Tetanus Clostridium tetani
22. Gas gangrene Clostridium perfingens
23. Bubonic plague Yersinia pestis
24. Lyme disease Borrelia burgdorferi
25. Relapsing fever Borrelia recurentis
26. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Rickettsia rickettsi
27. Clamydia Clamydia trachomatis
28. Gonorrhea Neisseria gonorrhoeae
29. Syphilis Treponema pallidum
30. Staph aureus contact diseases
– Impetigo and Scalded skin syndrome Staphylococcus aureus
31. Leprosy Mycobacterium leprae
32. Conjunctivitis (pinkeye) Haemophilis aegypticus
33. Toxic shock syndrome Staphylococcus aureus
For any of the bacterial diseases be sure to address the following:
1. Morphology, arrangement, and gram stain of the bacterium
2. Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease.
3. Incubation period, duration of illness, and convalescence period.
4. Chemotherapeutic agents (drugs) used for treatment.
5. Vaccines available?
6. How is the bacterium transmitted?
7. How can the bacterium/illness be avoided?
8. Any additional distinguishing/notable features of the bacterium and/or disease. (ex: the bacterium is Acid Fast or has a capsule; the bacterium produces a toxin; the illness is the second leading cause of death due to an infectious agent, etc.)