Recently in the UK, 125 people have been admitted and diagnosed with COVID-19 and carry the symptoms of strokes, confusion and psychosis. These results were described in Lancet Psychiatry on June 25 and they come from a group of severely sick people, thus the data of how common these types of neurological symptoms may be … Continue reading Strokes and Mental Changes – Subtle hints on how COVID-19 affects the human brain
Category: Trends in Science
A ‘Poisoned Arrow’ defeats Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Princeton researchers reported in the journal Cell that they have found a compound, SCH-79797, that can simultaneously puncture bacterial walls and destroy folate within their cells -- while being immune to antibiotic resistance. "This is the first antibiotic that is known to swiftly target Gram-Positive Bacteria and Gram-Negative Bacteria without resistance. From a 'Why it's useful' … Continue reading A ‘Poisoned Arrow’ defeats Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
A close ancestral relative of SARS-CoV-2 found in bats gives scientists more insight about the virus
On May 10, in the journal Current Biology, researchers have listed an ancestral relative to SARS-CoV-2. This genome sequence is currently related to SARS-CoV-2 in terms of the amino acid insertions in the S1 and S2 junctions that spike up with similarities as that to SARS-CoV-2. "Since the discovery of SARS-CoV-2, there have been a … Continue reading A close ancestral relative of SARS-CoV-2 found in bats gives scientists more insight about the virus
I finished the First Part of a Three-Part Course on Neurons
So, I took a course from Harvard about the fundamental parts of the Neuron. It's a three-part course, and I received the certificate for it yesterday. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in Biotech or Human Anatomy. Some facts about the course: It is self-paced, so you can audit it as per … Continue reading I finished the First Part of a Three-Part Course on Neurons
800,000-year-old Human Gene sheds light on the Human Ancestral Family Tree
The scientists of the University of Copenhagen have retrieved the oldest human genetic data set from an 800,000-year-old tooth belonging to the hominin species Homo antecessor. By using the mass spectrometry technique by sequencing ancient proteins from the dental enamel, scientists can determine the position of the placing of the ancestor in the family tree. … Continue reading 800,000-year-old Human Gene sheds light on the Human Ancestral Family Tree
I Finished My First Online Course!
If you listen to my podcast, you would know that I took up a course called Drug Discovery from UC San Diego back in December 2019. Once the summer vacation had kicked in, I was able to devote some time and finish off the course. It did take some time, but I was able to … Continue reading I Finished My First Online Course!
Super Pink Moon To Appear in Skies on April 7, 2020; Notably the biggest full moon of the year
On April 7, 2020, after sunset, we will be able to visualise the biggest and brightest moon of the year. Usually, the moon is known to be a "Supermoon" when it reaches the point that is nearest to the Earth's orbit. They also have a 7-15% size difference than the average Moon. It may be … Continue reading Super Pink Moon To Appear in Skies on April 7, 2020; Notably the biggest full moon of the year
The Hole at the Ozone Layer is Drastically Improving!
Apparently, there is a major improvement in the healing of the ozone layer around the Antarctic Region. This may be due to the Montreal Protocol made in 1987 to stop producing ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) that could be responsible for the change or reversing of the air currents that can deplete these layers. Two major examples … Continue reading The Hole at the Ozone Layer is Drastically Improving!
A COMPARISON B/W- COVID-19, SARS AND MERS
(FROM LEFT TO RIGHT- Left is COVID-19; Upper Right is SARS; Lower Right is MERS) The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak is known to be a similar form of the previous two epidemics- SARS and MERS. Let's have a look at the similarities and differences. The Case Rate- Apparently, COVID-19 has the highest amount of cases compared … Continue reading A COMPARISON B/W- COVID-19, SARS AND MERS
COVID-19 may pose as a threat to heart patients (#COVID-19)
Amongst the 355 deaths that were reported in Italy on March 17, it appears that 76% of them had hypertension and 33% of them had heart disease. In China, the case fatality rate of people underlying with conditions of heart disease was 10.5% compared to the overall fatality rate of 2.3%. Researchers say that COVID- … Continue reading COVID-19 may pose as a threat to heart patients (#COVID-19)