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
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
In all species of living beings in the animal kingdom, the care of young ones by the females is common. The mother cares and nurtures by licking the babies after their birth, feeding them, teaching them how to hunt and eat. The same thing applies to humans as well. Maternal instinct is a phenomenon which … Continue reading Scientists have discovered how maternal instincts works
Ever since the advent of the internet, we have depended on everything available from emails to news to games and movies. However, technology has its drawbacks as it can’t give you everything. Since Google started in 1998, many improvements have been made and it has incorporated so many other services. It is also the most … Continue reading Is Google reliable?
Facebook is again facing allegation. This time, the co-founder Chris Hughes said that the CEO Mark Zuckerberg has acquired ‘unprecendented and un-American’ power. Hughes, together with politicians such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, has asked for the breakup of Facebook. The social media has caused a lot of scandal. It has been used by terrorists and … Continue reading Facebook – A blessing or a curse
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) was discovered and named after a German psychiatrist and pathologist, Alois Alzheimer in 1906. It is a neurodegenerative disease which causes memory loss, mood swings and lack of self-care to the extent that the patient can’t recognise anyone and loss of body functions leads to death. It is more common in the … Continue reading Finding treatment for Alzheimer’s disease
Microbes have been studied for a long time. They are said to be ubiquitous, meaning they can be found everywhere. We restricted this knowledge only in the Earth's environment. However in 2014, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov discovered bacteria from samples swabbed from the outside surfaces of ISS. There were no bacteria when the ISS was … Continue reading Microbes found in the International Space Station (ISS)
Israeli researchers Yisroel Mirsky and Yuval Elovici from the Ben-Gurion University’s Cyber Security Research Center have developed a malware that can make changes in images obtained from CT and MRI scans. Not only that, the software can also affect the networks and equipment in the hospital. The result of the research, which was published in … Continue reading Medical scan reports can be faked
Following the attacks at the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, many people and governments are targeting social media, most especially Facebook in helping to spread the video of the attack. It is first of all, depressing that people fight with each other over many things such as race and religion. And then to … Continue reading Is the social media safe to use?
AI is the intelligence shown by machines in terms of processing and responding to data like a human would. In many sci-fi movies, AI has been shown to be robots which are made like humans. Although in a few cases, the AI can be a simple machine which can interact with a human. For instance, … Continue reading The future of artificial intelligence (AI)