The term variants of concern have been up and about for the entirety of the pandemic. Despite that, many people are still unaware of the […]
Bats: The viral culprit or are we missing something?
For the longest time, bats as an animal have been getting a lot of attention in terms of harboring some of the deadliest viruses on […]
Virgin Soil Epidemics: The destruction of untouched lands
Have you wondered about how past epidemics had managed to ravage through entire populations? Read this infographic to understand more!
N95 masks amidst a pandemic. What is the hype about?
Originally published: August 2020 Right now we are all looking at a pandemic that has completely turned our lives upside down. While the COVID-19 pandemic […]
Microbes can survive space, but how?
Hello there! It’s been a while since I’ve written about anything related to space but let’s bring that back, shall we? In part 3 of […]
Reverse Zoonosis – Human pathogens that are ravaging other species
For the longest time, we have always discussed how infectious diseases get passed onto humans due to various reasons such as encroachment into wildlife spaces, […]
Zoonotic Mysteries – Evolution of SARS-CoV-2!
The zoonotic origin of SARS-CoV-2 and its eventual establishment as an endemic virus In December 2019, the world first become aware of a novel virus […]
Warm vaccines: Key to improved vaccine programs!
Recently Pfizer’s vaccine has been in the news for needing to be stored below 0oC. The development of such a vaccine becomes even more problematic […]
Discovery of HIV: Francoise Sinoussi
Autoimmune Deficiency Disease or in simpler terms known as AIDS is one of the most debilitating infectious diseases in the world. It’s like a silent […]
Tardigrades: Definition of survival of the fittest?
We’ve all heard about tardigrades at least once in our lives and recently, maybe a little too much. We have also seen the cute frumpy […]