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Old 11-04-2005, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by BroadwayBaby
This is kind of off task, but I just love micro biology. It has got to be my favorite branch of science. Besides in the medical feild, what types of career involve microbiology?
Many fields involve microbiology. There are companies that are developing drugs to cure all sorts of diseases (such as cancer). These require expertise in micro biology.

Also, there is an entire field of engineering/science called bio-engineering. These days, a lot of the cutting edge research is done at the micro level - for example, to figure out how to physically manipulate cells, or how to measure certain signals (such as level of electricity etc) at the cell level -- basically, how to "interface" man made devices with human cells. One of the goals of bio engineering is to help cure diseases or fix all sorts of problems inside the human body.
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