A new drug has been made available to the public to aid in the prevention of the incurable disease, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The drug is known as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), or known by the brand name Truvada. Patients who are at high risk for HIV exposure can take this drug to lower the chance … More PrEPare Yourself For a Future Free From HIV
Alzheimer’s disease is still an incurable disease, even though billions of dollars and decades of research has been poured into it. There is nothing to be done that can reverse the damage done by the disease. So what is the problem? Are scientists missing something big here? Medical research today focuses on cities such as … More Ancient Lifestyle Holds Key to Cure?
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 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
As we all know ash trees are under danger of being extinct. Ash trees are very wide spread across the world, and they are key part of the forests in Europe. 2.2 million of ash trees are all around towns and cities in Britain. According to the Journal of Ecology, British landscape will never look … More Extinction of Ash trees in Europe
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
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