Author: wordybiologist

  • Stopping Malaria at Its Source

    Stopping Malaria at Its Source

    This generation has experienced how a novel pathogen can cause a pandemic leading to turmoil, destruction of life, and deterioration of living conditions. What about pathogens that have been in our environments for decades? Malaria, spread by mosquito bites is prevalent throughout the equatorial regions (Sub Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America) and also occurs […]

  • Global Warming Impacts Not Only Our Environment, But Also Our Health

    Global Warming Impacts Not Only Our Environment, But Also Our Health

    Picture credits: CNN COVID may have been terrible for humanity but was beneficial for our earth. Despite of countless calls to action from scientists and activists alike, the human race failed to make the strides necessary to stop global warming from progressing to irreversible levels, resulting in increased frequency of natural disasters and diseases. The […]

  • Alteration of Immune Metabolism Restores Memory at Old Age

    Alteration of Immune Metabolism Restores Memory at Old Age

    What is a scary but perpetual process that every living organism goes through? Ageing! We become aware of it from a very young age– looking at people growing older, having reduced quality of life, and forgetting things. We have always flirted with the idea of youth till death through works of art, whether it is […]

  • A Mother’s Shield of Protection: The Maternal Immunity

    A Mother’s Shield of Protection: The Maternal Immunity

    “A mother’s love is like a fortress, And we seek protection there, When the waves of tribulation, Seem to drown us in despair.” Helen Steiner Rice We as newborn infants depend on our mother for nurture and protection. A mother loves unconditionally and protects us not just from physical threats, but also biological threats. Today, […]

  • Immunology: Bigger than it seems

    Immunology: Bigger than it seems

    A World Immunology Day 2021 special post Immunology is the study of immune cells that are the body’s defense against everything that is foreign and can damage our body. Immune systems have been around for millions of years, protecting all sorts of organisms including plants and bacteria from harm. The field of Immunology has seen […]

  • Are COVID vaccines still safe? Blood clots, the mystery behind them, and the solution.

    Are COVID vaccines still safe? Blood clots, the mystery behind them, and the solution.

    The light at the end of this dark tunnel (the year 2020) is finally visible, as large scale vaccinations are in progress. Whether one stayed at home or worked endlessly to bring this pandemic to an end, our team work has contributed to end the terror. Unfortunately, a new hurdle arose in the battle against […]

  • Into the unknown: mammalian immunity vs. the deep sea bacteria

    Into the unknown: mammalian immunity vs. the deep sea bacteria

    Imagine sometime in the distant future we find and colonize an earth-like planet. Makes one wonder, will our immune system retain its capacity to protect us against possibly pathogenic bacteria from that planet? Gauthier et al in their Science Immunology paper set to test the limits of our immune cells using uncommon bacteria and found […]

  • BioNTech Vaccine: A Ray of Hope for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

    BioNTech Vaccine: A Ray of Hope for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

    Researchers at BioNTech were amongst the first to bring a vaccine against COVID-19, and perhaps this time, they got one against the neurodegenerative disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Every year MS strikes about two million people across the world, especially in countries farther away from the Equator, out of which women are twice more likely to […]