Microbiology

As HIV Has Evolved, Dolutegravin Has Become Less Effective In Sub-Saharan Africa

Dolutegravir, the HIV wonder drug and current first-line treatment, is less effective in sub-Saharan Africa, and the reason is as old as evolution itself- mutation.  As HIV copies itself and replicates, its genetic code (RNA) can change. While a drug may i ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 1 2020 - 7:30pm

Would More Vegetarian Food Have Prevented COVID-19? Philosophers Do Science, Hilarity Ensues

Animals can cause diseases in humans. That won't surprise you. What may surprise you is to read that these diseases can be prevented by eating less meat.  ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 10 2021 - 10:47am

Gain Of Function Research And Why It Matters

Due to unanswered questions into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, both the U.S. government and scientists have called for a deeper examination into the validity of claims that a virus could have escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China. ...

Article - The Conversation - Jun 21 2021 - 11:01am

Raw European Dog Food Contains Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria- 'Superbugs'

Raw food, from milk to meat, can obviously bring higher risk of bacteria. The raw milk fad in the US creates risk of illness orders of magnitude higher than milk that has been pasteurized to remove harmful bacteria. In Europe, the 'raw' dog food ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 12 2021 - 7:38am