Monthly Archives: November 2017
As patients continue to stay heavily dependent on antibiotics to treat bacterial infections, bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to these conventional treatment approaches. Plasmids, found on the surface of yeast and other bacteria, are fragments of DNA that allow genes … Keep Reading
While it may not be the United States’ official bird as Ben Franklin had proposed, on the average Thanksgiving Day, Americans consume nearly 46 million turkeys. Its consumption has increased nearly 104%, and production has increased nearly 110% since 1970. … Keep Reading
Image from Wikimedia Commons Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can differentiate into specialized cells when certain genes become activated later in development. There are two types of stem cells: embryonic and adult stem cells. Embryonic stems cells are classified … Keep Reading
What do you imagine the voyage up to Space is like? Exhilarating? Frightening? Thrilling? While all of the above might be true, these momentary emotions just can’t compare to the significant amount of change that occurs inside you microscopically; the … Keep Reading
Have you ever wondered how humans could be developed without sexual reproduction? While cheesy sci-fi and dystopia movies have explored this topic for decades, the first real scientific breakthrough has been made in the direction of human organoid development. We … Keep Reading
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Have you ever heard about this animal called the platypus? Well, the platypus is one of the nature’s most eccentric animals due to both its appearances and behaviors.
Cancer cells have unique behaviors compared to that of normal cells due to their abnormal molecular and physical qualities. Discovering more about how cancer cells develop and function has interested me to learn about a specific cancer that I have … Keep Reading