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

Diver saves a manta ray in Western Australia

An incident occurred recently by a freediving group exploring Ningaloo Reef off Australia’s north west coast. A giant manta ray, locally known as Freckles approached one of the divers, Jake Wilton who’s a snorkelling guide to help remove fish hooks from her right eye. Wilton, who works in the area for Ningaloo Marine Interactions, a … Continue reading Diver saves a manta ray in Western Australia

Depression and loneliness in our society

Due to the material advancement of the world, the young generation tend to be more and more independent. Not having time for family and depending on social media rather than face-to-face interactions can isolate one from developing real relationships. Depression and loneliness go hand in hand. One doesn’t need to be physically alone to feel … Continue reading Depression and loneliness in our society