Month: February 2018

William Penn students catch, test chickens for harmful bacteria, diseases

Karissa Matheson, a sr. at William Penn High School, created a way to collect, grow and learn about bacteria last year by collecting samples from chickens at the school. Her discovery is now used to teach students in microbiology. Jennifer Corbett/The News Journal Author: Jessica Bies, The News JournalMargaret Adenusi focused her gaze on the chicken's feathery, feces-smeared derrière and tightened her grip on the long-handled cotton swab in her right hand.  She took a deep breath, preparing herself for what she had to do next.  This is not what the 17-year-old thought she'd be doing when she signed up for the Allied Health program [...]

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