So, recently I completed this course called Genes and the Human Condition on Coursera from the University of Maryland and boy, I gotta tell you, it was a whole new experience. Some of the given content was more at a high school level, if you had genetics in your bio syllabus and some of it … Continue reading Genes and the Human Condition – From Behavior to Biotechnology : A course that I recently completed
Humans have three blood groups- A, B and O. According to previous studies, it was said that Type A blood had higher risks of catching COVID-19 and Type O blood had the least risk. Now according to a study conducted last week, the early findings and conclusions about the probability of a certain blood group … Continue reading Are Blood Types a causative factor to make us vulnerable to COVID-19?
Researchers from Imperial College London, Kitakyushu University in Tokyo and the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center have found the reason as to why a species of bacteria (which is known for food poisoning) can swim faster in stickier liquids; in this case, the human gut. With this research, the potential to stop the bacteria … Continue reading Mystery of Tummy Bugs being so good at swimming through guts revealed
For the first part of the course, click below: https://innovativeideals.com/2020/04/28/i-finished-the-first-part-of-a-three-part-course-on-neurons/ It took me a while to finish this part, mainly because the content seemed very vast and it required a lot of time to finish off a week in the course. As the course was self paced, all I had to do was sit down … Continue reading The Second Part of the Three Part Neuron Course is Complete!
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