Herpes is an infamous disease that is often misinterpreted as being simply a common STI. In fact, this family of viruses is responsible for between 35-40 billion infections in humans, and it is one of the most widespread viruses in history.
New Discoveries in SARS-CoV2 Genome leads to possible involvement with COVID-19 Vaccines
COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, is a deadly virus that attacks the respiratory system. Scientists around the world are working to find a vaccine for this illness. By using the virus’ RNA against itself, researchers believe they have made a breakthrough.
Night Owl Teenagers May be Predisposed to Allergies and Asthma
Many teenagers are night owls, meaning they sleep late at night and wake up late in the morning, but that is not necessarily an indicator of lack of sleep. However, a new study proposes that even with enough sleep, being a teenage night owl can predispose someone to asthma and allergies
The Importance of Sleep on the Cellular Level
A good night’s sleep will make anyone feel refreshed and ready to face the day ahead. Now, for the first time, scientists might know why. A new study by the University of Manchester has shown that sleeping rejuvenates the body by building up cellular components critical for maintaining structure. One such cellular component, the Extracellular...
The Creative Brain
Creativity plays an important role in today's world, but little is understood about it. A common misconception about creativity and the brain is that "left-brained" people are more analytical while "right-brained" people are more creative. While this is false, a study done at Harvard University tested the brains of different people on their ability to come up with the most creative and unique uses for everyday objects. The people who thought of the most unique idea was classified as creative. The study showed that there are differences in the brains of creative people.
Study Published in the British Medical Journal Finds Potential Link Between Sugary Drinks and Cancer
The consumption of beverages with artificial sweeteners and high natural and added sugars has increased dramatically over the past two decades. Between 1990 and 2016, sugary drink consumption has increased by 40%. Beverages with a high concentration of sugar have been proven to have a detrimental effect on global health. Obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiometabolic...
Two Versions of the Letter “g”
Despite reading the printed letter “g” thousands of times in our lifetime, the majority of people cannot identify the most common form of the letter “g.” There are two Gs? There are two types of g’s: handwritten and typeset. The handwritten form of g is called the opentail version. This is the form we...
Bees Understand Math Too!
Humans are not the only species that can solve math problems. After learning that honeybees understand the basic concept of zero, researchers began on a new study to figure out if bees could comprehend how to solve basic arithmetic. A study, conducted by a team from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, aimed to discern whether...