Many of you have mentioned that you’ve heard of Lyme Disease and that it is caused by exposure to ticks. What the flyers around campus don’t tell you is that Lyme Disease is actually caused by a bacteria. Here is a video that explains how the bacteria gets from the tick (or another reservoir) to a human’s blood.
Be an informed citizen about the science behind the disease!
One of my best friends and colleague in science communication and science endeavours, contributed to a blog post recently posted on The Rebel Mama. Taking away technical jargon, she talks about the zika virus, the infection you can get from zika virus and what you should know about zika.
Here is the link to “The Z Word”
We have done a lot of talking, auditory clips and a few videos about the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). We talked about anti-retroviral drugs like protease inhibitors that are used against HIV. For further specific information about HIV life cycle, reverse transcriptase and how the drug AZT targets reverse transcriptase, I have posted three short video animations.
Dr. Paul Turner mentioned his work with phages against P. aeruginosa was discussed in a radio podcast. Here is the link to it if you’d like another explanation of his work. This also further explains the concepts in the scientific paper assigned for homework tonight. Enjoy!