Articles by Phil West

Philip West studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge and taught for many years in Yorkshire and London. He is now a writer, editor and tutor, and also an examiner for Cambridge International Examinations. He is the course writer for all of the Oxford Open Learning science courses, including the brand new A Level Biology course.

A virus is both extremely simple and highly destructinve

What is a virus?

A typical virus is a remarkably simple machine.

Antibiotic Resistance: back to the Dark Ages?

In 2015, bacteria resistant even to the “antibiotic of last resort” appeared in southern China.

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