Cryo-Electron Microscopy

In the midst of this pandemic, almost everyone is acquainted with the token Covid-19 protein image. This image has surfaced on all facets of the internet, used as the primary visual in multitudes of articles and media blasts. However, given the extremely small size of the protein, how were scientists able to construct this 3DContinue reading “Cryo-Electron Microscopy”

How do hospitals deal with MRSA?

Superbugs! They’re the hospital’s worst nightmare. They have the power to cause pneumonia, skin infections, urinary tract infections, and can even result in death. Most prevalent in hospitals, it’s not astonishing that healthcare workers must take serious precaution to prevent any spreads. First, what are superbugs? Superbugs are bacteria, which are not easily killed byContinue reading “How do hospitals deal with MRSA?”

Pressure and Dehydration

If there’s one thing many are guilty of, it’s never drinking enough water. On surface level, It’s obvious dehydration does little justice, our bodies obviously require water to function and to maintain glowing skin! But what actually happens on the cellular level when we are dehydrated?  First of all, our bodies are made up ofContinue reading “Pressure and Dehydration”

Folding at Home

No, I’m not talking about laundry, no one ever likes talking about chores. I’m talking about the Folding@home project. Their goals have become principal currently, where there is a desperate need of protein research. With the COVID-19 scare, the Folding@home project has gained a ton of heat.  The basis of the project relies on theContinue reading “Folding at Home”

What is Regenerative Medicine in Application?

Regenerative Medicine is the practice of replacing and regenerating human or animal tissues and organs to restore proper function to the impaired parts, usually damaged due to trauma, disease, or age.  The Regenerative Medicine field relies on the practice of stimulating the body’s primary healing mechanisms to restore the damaged areas. In a situation whereContinue reading “What is Regenerative Medicine in Application?”

Heterochromia

What is Heterochromia? Heterochromia means different (hetero-) colors (-chromia). It is a condition in which an individual’s irises are differently colored. (However the term may also be applied to skin and hair, not just irises) *NOTE “Iridis” and “iridium” refer to the iris of the eye. The iris is the thin, circular structure that surroundsContinue reading “Heterochromia”

The Killer Tomato

It’s hard to imagine an omelet without tomatoes or a burger without ketchup. It seems obvious that with ketchup being a popular condiment, that tomatoes must’ve been a stable for centuries. However, fairly recently has the tomato made its appearance into our diets. In Europe, following the late Middle Ages, tomatoes were considered deadly andContinue reading “The Killer Tomato”