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
Are Blood Types a causative factor to make us vulnerable to COVID-19?
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?
Mystery of Tummy Bugs being so good at swimming through guts revealed
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
The Second Part of the Three Part Neuron Course is Complete!
For the first part of the course, click below: https://innovativeideals.wordpress.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!
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