The Pandemic of Coronavirus

The Coronavirus which causes the disease of the respiratory system called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been designated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. It first started in December 2019 in Wuhan which later spread to other parts of China. Due to people travelling to and from … Continue reading The Pandemic of Coronavirus

The rise of antimicrobial resistance

From the time Alexander Fleming discovered the Penicillium mould which produced penicillin to kill bacteria in 1928, many more antibiotics have been commercially produced to fight off many bacterial infections. However, many of the microorganisms are now antimicrobial resistant (AMR). WHO defined AMR as "the microorganism's resistance to an antimicrobial drug that was once able … Continue reading The rise of antimicrobial resistance

The origins of left-handedness discovered

Ever since the human genome had been mapped, scientists have found it easier to study the functions of the human body. Recently, left-handedness has been found to be linked to genetic regions responsible for brain structure. This study, carried out by a team of researchers at the University of Oxford, revealed that there are four … Continue reading The origins of left-handedness discovered