Climate Change and Bat Species Density May Have Been a Factor in the Pandemic

The pandemic has had a devastating impact, having infected over 110 million people worldwide. Covid-19 began in China when the virus made the jump from bats to humans.

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As social media becomes a larger part of our lives, more studies show it may be harmful to our mental health. Social media apps such as Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook are commonly known stressors in teenage lives.

COVID-19 Vaccine Info Sheet

The Types of Vaccines: The vaccines listed below are ones that will be monitored in an upcoming clinical trial. It is important to understand how these vaccines work in terms of biological mechanisms and it is critical to recognize that none of these vaccines will give you COVID-19.

The Symbiotic Infection of Herpes

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...

Novel Migraine Drug Shows Promise

A migraine is characterized as severe head pain. People who suffer from migraines may experience a variety of symptoms, including nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.

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.

A Father’s Genes May Determine Their Child’s Sex

Many soon to be parents have one question in mind: “Will our child be a boy or a girl?” Sex has always been thought to be a matter of fate.