Friday, December 02, 2005

Teen Tests Bacteria's Resistance to Propolis

Science 'Bee-yond' the Classroom
By Cristen Perkowski, The Allen American (TX), 12/1/05

At 14 years old, Camden Miller has already won numerous regional and national science fair awards and has an asteroid named for her.

And watch out, scientists, the Allen High School freshman has already started her experiments for next year's science fair.

A self-proclaimed science nerd, Miller won grand prize at Curtis Middle School last year for her experiment testing the effects of propolis, or bee glue, on bacteria. . .

Last year, she tested two kinds of bacteria's resistance to propolis. Miller said she found bacteria with a cell wall stopped growing when propolis was introduced, but the propolis couldn't penetrate bacteria with a cell membrane. (Read More)

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