Category Archives: Hard Science

A virus, an Evil killer or a Hidden Gem?

What do you think about a virus……..? If I were to ask random people in the city what they think about a virus, I believe most people would have a negative perception about it, some would just accept viruses as being part of nature and probably no one would have anything positive to say about a virus unless he/she is a virologist! In the current … Continue reading A virus, an Evil killer or a Hidden Gem? »

Microbes to erase bad memories??

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Orson Welles, the greatest film personality of all time said, ‘We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone’. However, the talented and award winning British science writer Ed Yong does not seem to agree with Welles. He claims in his book ‘I contain multitudes: The Microbes within us and a grander view of life’, that Welles was mistaken. He says ‘Even when we are … Continue reading Microbes to erase bad memories?? »

Cannabis medicinal research: Smoking our way to health?

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The author, Theodore Kapellos, is a postdoctoral researcher at the LIMES Institute of the University of Bonn. In this blog article, he shares his expertise on an interesting human physiological endogenous system that he studied during his PhD studies in the United Kingdom (https://www.path.ox.ac.uk/content/david-greaves). In contrast to its most popular recreational use, cannabis consumption may have significant medicinal implications in the fight against major chronic … Continue reading Cannabis medicinal research: Smoking our way to health? »