Ask A Biologist began in 1997 in the School of Life Sciences as a biology learning resource tool for students, teachers, parents, and life-long learners.

When a virus infects our cells, it can do a lot of damage. But, in some cases, certain viruses get into a cell and go dormant, kind of like they are taking a nap. If we are going to better fight viruses, we need to know what viruses do when they are dormant.

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Cells are the basic building blocks of life, but what all do cells hold? You can now look inside of cells to learn more about their parts in our Cell Viewer.

To learn more about cells and cell parts, visit Building Blocks of Life for more of the story.

Come back in September 2019, for the NEW HTML VERSION of the Cell Viewer game.

Medicinal plants come in all shapes and sizes. Probably some of the weeds growing in your yard, fields, or even cracks in your sidewalk are medicinal. Who knew there was a different kind of drugstore—a vital and ancient one—all around us?
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Tardigrades are some of the toughest animals on earth. They can survive freezing, drying up, radiation, and space, all while being smaller than the tip of a pencil.