What To Expect When Expecting A Super Antibiotic

It is an unfortunate fact of life that bacteria are getting stronger and stronger as they develop resistance to many of the antibiotics that we use. They are becoming super-bacteria and our options of dealing with them are shrinking. One such super-bacteria is vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). VRE is primarily found in hospitals, the breeding ground… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting A Super Antibiotic

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What To Expect When Expecting Sleep

Sleeping is pretty great. You feel refreshed, energized, and your mood is generally better after a good sleep session. But if we don’t sleep, we become cranky, tired, confused, and have baggy/puffy eyes that make us look terrible. How much sleep we require differs from individual to individual, but we all need to sleep eventually.… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting Sleep

Who To Expect When Expecting Nettie Stevens

It is common knowledge that we generally determine the sex of someone as female (XX) and male (XY) by their chromosomes. While most people would credit this discovery to Thomas Morgan, the honor actually belongs to Nettie Stevens. Nettie’s discovery became the first of its kind to link chromosomes to physical characteristics [1]. Nettie was… Continue reading Who To Expect When Expecting Nettie Stevens

What To Expect When Expecting Synthetic Chicken

It's fair to say that the United States consumes large amounts of beef, pork, chicken, and turkey with the occasional duck or lamb on the side. As the weather gets warmer and grilling season approaches for those in the colder regions, meat consumption will most likely increase further. Globally, the world consumes a staggering amount… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting Synthetic Chicken

What To Expect When Expecting A Zombie: The Zombie Ant

From “The Walking Dead” to “iZombie”, zombies are your typical sci-fi fair that takes on different roles from monsters to victims and continues to excite and entertain us. There are insurance companies that offer zombie insurance should a zombie outbreak ever occur. Even the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a zombie preparedness… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting A Zombie: The Zombie Ant

What To Expect When Expecting An Artificial Womb

Despite being a developed and leading country, the United States suffers from infant morbidity and mortality due to premature births, which causes ⅓ of all infant deaths and ½ of cerebral palsy in infants [1]. Advances in neonatal care have improved survival rates for premature infants, but those that do survive are plagued with a… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting An Artificial Womb

What To Expect When Expecting Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy

Like anything else in the body, even the mitochondria can be afflicted with disease, damage, or anything else detrimental to its function. Mitochondrial diseases (MD) are genetic disorders inherited from the biological parents, random mutations (very rare), or environmental situations [1]. The latter two are rare and I won't go over them here, but the… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy

What To Expect When Expecting A Xenobiological Organism

First off, we are not going to be discussing the biology of xenomorphs because, without a doubt, attempting to study a xenomorph would be a major health hazard leading to probable death...and they are also not real, which certainly helps to ease our fears going into this. To sum, xenobiology is the creation and manipulation… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting A Xenobiological Organism