Space Farming, and Its Applications

Using a device called the “veggie”, astronauts were able to grow red lettuce inside the I.S.S. After extensive research, the lettuce was deemed edible. This changes the way we should view how dependent the ISS is on earth. I believe that if NASA improves this technology, astronauts will be able to grow widespread vegetables and [...]

A Detailed Exploration of the Human Brain Part 2: The Brainstem

Hello All. This is a continuation of my multi-post series on the human brain. Instead of writing in the format that I normally do (write one blog post about a topic that I find intriguing. Over the next few weeks I am going to explore different aspects of the brain such as functionality, memories, diseases [...]

A Detailed Exploration of the Human Brain Part 1: The Cerebrum

Introduction Hello All. I am going to be trying something different for the time being. Instead of writing in the format that I normally do (write one blog post about a topic that I find intriguing). I am going to make a multi-post series on a topic that interests me the most: The Human Brain. [...]

Antibodies: Their functionality

What are Antibodies? Antibodies are proteins that the immune system uses to neutralize pathogens such as viruses, disease rearing bacteria, parasites, and fungi. They are often Y-shaped, and produced by plasma- a yellow substance in blood that is mostly water, but contains some enzymes and salts. Dr. Warren Green said it best, “When antibodies find [...]

Covid-19: A race to the Cure

The race towards a cure for Covid-19 has been the objective of pharmaceutical companies worldwide. In order to understand how a vaccine which will fight Covid-19 is made, we must first understand how the Covid-19 virus operates. This image shows the structure of the Cover-19 virus How Does Covid-19 infect the body? Covid-19 looks like [...]

The Covid-19 Pandemic

For the past several months, the world has been attacked by an invisible enemy What is Covid-19 and where did it come from? On Dec. 31st 2019 the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission reported cases of pneumonia spreading through Wuhan China. These reported cases of pneumonia, turned out to be the first cases of a new strain [...]

The dangers of Ultraviolet Radiation

Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation that comes from the sun and man-made sources like tanning beds. Our current concerns with UV radiation are the rays that come from the sun. Over the past couple decades, humans have been using products which result in ozone layer depletion. This decreases our atmosphere’s natural [...]

What is the best way to decrease infant mortality rates in developing nations

Infant mortality is defined as the death of children under one year of age. This number (often an average of the region) is most often associated with developing/underdeveloped nations such as those in the continent of Africa, and the Subcontinent of India. In regions such as these, women give birth to a large amount of [...]