This is the second instalment of our Science to English dictionary. You can find our first instalment (with terms from A-C) here and our second instalment (D-I) here. L Latent Infection A latent infection can happen when you’re infected by a virus that is able to ‘hide out’ in your cells in a dormant state … Continue reading J-P of Research (Science to English Dictionary: Part 3)
Our author Demitri takes you through some of the key differences between SARS-CoV-2 and the common flu.
By Jacob L. Fine (Image from here) The world we see is not the world that is. Our sense organs were sculpted by natural selection to help us survive in what the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins calls Middle World. He is quick to distinguish this from the J. R. R. Tolkien’s land of hobbits and … Continue reading Overcoming Middle World
https://videopress.com/v/aPlOtAr4?preloadContent=metadata References Link to Attenuation of replication by a 29 nucleotide deletion in SARS-coronavirus acquired during the early stages of human-to-human transmission paper in Nature Scientific Reports https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-33487-8 Link to Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) report https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/who-china-joint-mission-on-covid-19-final-report.pdf Link to Preliminary estimation of the basic reproduction number of novel coronavirus … Continue reading Video Sidebar: SARS-CoV-2 VS Other Coronaviruses
Author's Note The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for our healthcare heroes. As the on-going pandemic continues, many of our healthcare heroes are continually risking their lives to help fight the battle. I personally wanted to celebrate our healthcare heroes by highlighting research that describes the experiences of healthcare professionals. Thus, I hope this … Continue reading Sidebar: Healthcare Heroes in Wuhan, China