Medicine in Science: How do drugs that treat infections work?
In this lesson, we combine concepts from general biology, cell biology, microbiology, and chemistry and tie it all together to discover how anti-infectives work. In it, we discuss antibiotic selectivity, transcription/translation, reverse transcription, Gram staining, and antibiotic resistance. We also introduce multiple antibiotics and antivirals, including fluoroquinolones, macrolides, penicillin, and NNRTI/NRTIs.
At the end of the lesson, there is an activity where students must design their