At the few public places that have still been open in the past few weeks, almost all of them have several bottles of hand sanitiser readily available. But what piqued my interest was the number that were clearly labelled “anti-bacterial”. After all, they’re almost exclusively there to protect against the spread of a virus: COVID-19. … More Is antibacterial hand sanitiser effective against viruses?
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest rising health threats. So scientists are in a race to see if we can find a “bigger gun” to fight off these deadly microbes before too long. … More New weapons in a deadly war
What’s up with your milk? And those long words on the side, homogenised and pasteurised? They’re different processes that make your milk safe and pleasant to drink! … More Homogenised and Pasteurised … what does it mean?
A bit of history and science regarding vaccines and their development (going back to the Chinese over 1000 years ago) to today’s medical advances in cell culturing and genetic editing. … More A bit of history and science regarding vaccines
Pandemics and Epidemics, the history and future of deadly disease outbreaks, bioterrorism and many other very frightening realities. … More Pandemics and Epidemics
Here’s a look at the different events on Saturday: food security and gene editing with a bit of everything else in-between! … More Saturday at the World Science Festival Brisbane
Antibiotics aren’t where the “resistance wars” stop. Fungicide resistance also poses a major health threat, causing death and serious illness to many. … More Destructive gardening … and why it’s a health problem
You’ve almost definitely heard about probiotics and how they’re amazing for your gut microbiota (which’ll help your overall health) and how you can get them in yoghurt and other foods or as tablets. Improving your health just by eating yoghurt instead of milk with your cereal sounds great, but the question is, do they actually help? … More Probiotics? The pros and cons
Yet another bacteria post … but these tiny unicellular organisms are so amazing! They’re the grave robbers of the micro-world, without moral values or ethics to prevent them from shamelessly collecting DNA from their dead companions. … More The Gene Thieves in Action
We’re left with one more exciting field, the future of antibiotics and anti-bacterial mechanisms (totally nano-drills)!
And while many of these technologies are still in development stage, we may see significant advances before superbugs truly take over the world. … More A post-antibiotic world- The Future