Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words: 
Research in the medical and scientific fields consistently impacts what we know about infections and illness. Recall the infection or illness of Syphilis and the bacteria that causes it. Think about what we know now about it and what questions might still exist. For each of the following, describe what information the field knows now and what additional questions the field still has opportunities to explore. To decide what future opportunities exist, you can think about what questions you still wonder about, even after learning more this week. Describe what you know and what you wonder about the following:

How it has been studied
The conditions needed for it to grow and thrive
The metabolic processes it undergoes