Could Sea Sponges Wipe Out Tuberculosis?
Jan19

Could Sea Sponges Wipe Out Tuberculosis?

In Brief Tuberculosis (TB) is a resilient, deadly, airborne infectious disease. It is a leading cause of death by infectious diseases worldwide. Sea sponges could hold the key to fighting this highly resistant disease by inhibiting the growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes TB. Many Americans might assume COVID-19 is the only active pandemic at this time. However, they would be wrong. Tuberculosis (TB) kills...

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Llamas Lead the Way in Finding a COVID-19 Treatment
Nov06

Llamas Lead the Way in Finding a COVID-19 Treatment

In Brief Llamas may present a unique solution to eliminating the COVID-19 pandemic. This is due to the extraordinary antibodies they produce. These animals generate antibodies that are much smaller than what is created by their human and other animal counterparts. From these antibodies, even smaller biological soldiers can be generated in the lab: so-called “nanobodies.” Nanobodies have astounding properties that make them a strong...

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Viral Telephone: How COVID-19 Spread from Animals to Humans
Oct06

Viral Telephone: How COVID-19 Spread from Animals to Humans

In Brief: Some scientists are investigating the emergence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.  Mutations are a natural result of viral replication. One way to think of a virus mutating is a long game of telephone. Discovering the origins of the novel coronavirus could actually help us prevent a future virus from spiraling into a pandemic.   Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to move on from the COVID-19 pandemic? 2020...

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