Microbiology

Odin Tubulin May Be A Missing Link Beween Single-Celled Organisms And Humans

Eukaryogenesis is the point at which animal and plant cells separate from bacteria. In animal and plant cells, tubulin forms microtubules which are critical to their internal organization, because they support the cell, giving it structure, shape, and inte ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 28 2022 - 10:35am

How The COVID-19 Omicron Subvariant BA.5 Became A Deadly Master Of Disguise

The omicron subvariant known as BA.5 was first detected in South Africa in February 2022 and spread rapidly throughout the world. As of the second week of July 2022, BA.5 constituted nearly 80% of COVID-19 variants in the United States. ...

Article - The Conversation - Jul 26 2022 - 10:19am

Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce, Warns CDC Two Weeks Late

After 32 people were infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 in 11 states between October 8th to October 31st, the CDC is now warning people about Romaine lettuce.  All of it, whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, an ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 18 2022 - 8:06am

Science Vs Nature: How To Prevent Rot In Half Of All Food

Whole Foods and other high-priced alternatives like Farmer's Markets sell imagery of pretty, thin people carrying bountiful produce, but the icky reality is that, unless it is canned or frozen, most food purchased rots quickly. It is nature at work. R ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 23 2022 - 11:19am

Another Virus From China Has Been Detected In Switzerland

Two years before SARS-CoV-2, the Alongshan (ALS) virus emerged in China. It was alarming because it was found to be a member of the flavivirus family along with the devastating tickborne encephalitis  (TBE) virus, which can cause inflammation of the brain ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 8 2022 - 2:24pm