By: Lian Slayford-Wei
Medicinal Plants of Northern and Central Oman Traditional medicine is an alternative for many people who prefer natural remedies over the mass produced conventional drugs that companies create. Until recently, however, traditional medicine was the only source of treatment for many in parts of northern...
The medical war on superbugs has only just begun
By: Lucien Beauley
Will Probiotics Replace the Increasingly Ineffective Antibiotics?On an almost daily basis both world and national news gives us an update on the increase in hospital infections that are not responding to even the best antibiotics available in our medical arsenal.Why are antibiotics becoming...
By: Omar Salvador
Most herbivorous animals - including cattle, goats, horses, and sheep - are known reservoirs of the bacterium that causes anthrax, a dangerous though uncommon zoonotic disease. Primarily a disease of the animals mentioned, anthrax usually occurs as an infection of the intestinal tract. As a...
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria and are among the most common organisms on the planet, if they can be classified as such. They accomplish their infection and propagation with two cycles that work in concert: the lytic cycle and the lysogenic cycle. These life...
The evolution of cats
By: Daniel Khalil
Cats, cute little furry fun cats! What is not to love about these little furballs and all the cute playful fun you can have with them (don't mind the temper though)? That playful house cat has 37 other big brother species, to include the Tigers...
Why lions and tigers should be the same species
By: Daniel Khalil
Panthera leo (Lion) and Panthera tigris (Tiger) are two large feline animals that are strikingly similar. The genus Panthera is comprised of the Lion, Tiger, Panther, and Leopard, all of which are in the "cat" family: Felidae. Generally, one assumes that the great tigers and...
Life cycle of bacteriophage
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria. They accomplish their infection and propagation with two cycles that work in concert: the lytic cycle and the lysogenic cycle. These life cycles are the driving force for the spread of bacteriophage infection. LYTIC CYCLE The lytic cycle is...
By: Wendy R.
The cytoskeleton in human cells forms the backbone of all cells found in eukaryotes. This cytoskeleton helps the cell to maintain its shape, helps to protect the cell, functions in intracellular transport and allows for the cell to move using either a flagella or cilia...
The meanings behind flower colors
By: Monika Johnson
In Victorian times, men gave small bouquets of flowers, known as tussie-mussies, to women to convey messages about feelings which they could not openly express. Each type of flower, as well as its color, had a symbolic meaning. Most of the symbolism sank into obscurity...
By: Ray Langley
Forensic Science: Explained. Forensic Science has been the search for infallible truth, with roots born from Greek and Roman expressions concerning the ability of one to prove his persuasive argument. (The word forensic comes from the Latin adjective forensis, meaning "of or before the forum"...

 

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