Articles (Microbiology)

Virus Hunters: Preventing the Coming Pandemic
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

"Deadly infectious agents can evolve inside animal organisms, up until some mutation emerges, causing them to acquire the ability to infect human beings and spread from one person to another. Most of these will probably never become a real danger, but just as likely one will". Barbara Gallavotti (2019). Does this warning ring a bell?

Should We Fear New Variants of the Coronavirus?
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

The coronavirus acquires new mutations and changes as time passes. The danger of these mutations lies in enabling the virus to escape the immune system or resist vaccines.

Margaret A. Liu: The Mother of DNA Vaccines
(Women and Science)

Nicknamed “The Mother of DNA Vaccines”, Liu is known for her work in developing DNA injections as a vaccine to combat viruses.

Bio-Art: Science and Art in Harmony
(Science and Art)

Art and science have been in harmony throughout the ages, contributing to achieve sometimes interesting and strange results; Bio-art is one example of them.

Blue Gold
(Chemistry: Our Life, Our Future)

Can you imagine your life without water? Of course not, life without water is impossible; we need water to survive.

Deadly Proteins
(Health and the Human Body)

Proteins are the building stones of the human body muscles; yet, some proteins are more lethal than manufactured chemical toxins.

Hidden Dangers at Home: The Kitchen
(Science at Home)

The kitchen is a vital area in the house; it is abuzz with a wide range of tools, appliances, and ingredients, which can sometimes pose serious hazards to the household members.

​Viral Attenuation: The Art of Confusing a Virus
(Life Sciences)

Viruses are tricky; they sneak into the bodies of human beings unnoticed. While some viruses are merciful, lasting for only a couple of days and leaving the body without lasting damage, other viruses are deadly. 

Controlling the Brain’s Traffic
(Life Sciences)

The human body is made up of trillions of cells; cells of the nervous system are known as nerve cells or neurons. 

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