Articles (Microbiology)

Combating a Virus
(Health and the Human Body)

A virus can be weakened or inactivated to stimulate the immunity system.

Rare Bacteria Makes PCR Technology Possible
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

Since the new coronavirus pandemic hit the world last year, the PCR test has become familiar to almost everybody. What is PCR technology, how did it start, and what are the challenges it faced at the beginning?


Viral Arts
(Life Sciences)

Viruses differ in types, but they also differ in their composition. Nevertheless, they all pass through the same phases when attacking a cell, or when looking for a host to reproduce.


A Virus under the Microscope
(Life Sciences)

Viruses are of various different types, but they all infect all kinds of organisms and they all have exactly the same anatomical structure.


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

How many infectious agents could become new threats to humanity? Supposedly, at least thousands; although it is difficult to make a precise estimate. Most of these will probably never become a real danger, but just as likely one will.


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
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

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 Everywhere)

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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