User:Graham Beards

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    I have been an editor and contributor since 8 April 2007, focussing mainly on health and biology-related articles. I have written eight articles that have appeared on the Main Page as Todays' Featured Article. I was an administrator from 2008 to 2022, when I voluntarily relinquished the extra page tabs. I was a Featured Article Candidates' Delegate for four years from 2012 to 2014 and I promoted 502 articles to FA status. In real life, I am a National Health Service Microbiologist and Honorary Professor. My research papers are listed on PubMed here: [1] "Rotavirus vaccination has saved hundreds of thousands of children’s lives from diarrhea" [2]

    Featured Article Save Award[edit]


    On behalf of the FAR coordinators, thank you, Graham Beards! Your work on Menstrual cycle has allowed the article to retain its featured status, recognizing it as one of the best articles on Wikipedia. This is a rare accomplishment and you should be proud. You may display this FA star upon your userpage. Keep up the great work! Cheers, Nikkimaria (talk) 03:58, 23 December 2021 (UTC)

    If you contribute to Wikipedia, be prepared to be plagiarised[edit]

    The Historical/Evolutionary Cause and Possible Treatment of Pandemic COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2, 2019-CORONA VIRUS): World-War III: The Blackout of the Modern World by Neglected Small Infectious Agent

    And not only by schoolchildren. This "publication" is copied from several of our articles including Social history of viruses, Introduction to viruses and Influenza.

    Here's some excellent advice[edit]

    Achieving excellence through featured content


    List of Featured Article Candidates I have promoted[edit]

    An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
    Your image, File:Phage.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 14:36, 3 June 2016 (UTC)
    The Half Million Award
    For your contributions to bring Menstrual cycle (estimated annual readership: 718,200) to Featured Article status, I hereby present you the Half Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 01:41, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
    Million award logo.svg The Million Award
    For your contributions to bring Virus (estimated annual readership: 1,453,000) to Featured Article status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers. -- Khazar2 (talk) 12:56, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

    A bacteriophage is a virus that infects and replicates within bacteria and archaea. Bacteriophages are among the most common and diverse entities in the biosphere, found wherever bacteria are present. Early evidence of their existence came when the English bacteriologist Ernest Hanbury Hankin reported in 1896 that something in the waters of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers in India had a marked antibacterial action against cholera, but was so minute that it could pass through a very fine porcelain filter.

    This picture is a transmission electron micrograph at approximately 200,000× magnification, showing numerous bacteriophages attached to the exterior of a bacterium's cell wall.Photograph credit: Graham Beards

    Noia 64 apps karm.svg This user has been on Wikipedia for 15 years, 11 months and 19 days.
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