So we’ve all heard of Lyme disease (or at least we should have after learning about the disease in class), but there’s another tick disease that’s deadlier. The Powassan Virus is a relatively new virus that is beginning to appear in all of North America. It is transmitted via bite; there are only three known … More

Leprosy in Art During the Middle Ages

Leprosy is an ancient disease and is known to have been described by countless sources of antiquity.  However, very little was learned about the disease over the course of millennia, and treatments for the disease remained as ineffective in the middle ages as they had since ancient times.  Since infected individuals did not suffer immediate … More Leprosy in Art During the Middle Ages

The Zombie Apocalypse: When Biology and Pop-Culture Collide

From the Walking Dead to Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies, pop-culture has been obsessed with the idea of the zombie apocalypse. Many people have looked at the social implications of the “end of the world.” Explanations range from the economy and pessimism to hope and the need for cooperation to overcome all obstacles. But what about … More The Zombie Apocalypse: When Biology and Pop-Culture Collide

Gardening Could be a Powerful Weapon Against Malaria

Malaria is a mosquito-bore disease cause by parasitic protozoans belonging to the Plasmodium group. Parasite is released into the blood stream of human through mosquito bite. Once parasite transmits from the saliva of mosquito to the blood steam of human, it will travel to the liver, where they mature and reproduce. Within 48 to 72 … More Gardening Could be a Powerful Weapon Against Malaria