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 [...]

Leukemia

What is Leukemia? Leukemia is a cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues including the bone marrow (the soft, sponge-like tissue in the center of most bones that makes blood cells), the lymphatic system and even blood itself. The two main kinds of leukemia are Lymphocytic leukemia (also known as lymphoblastic leukemia), when the body makes [...]