Necrotizing faciitis, also referred to as flesh-eating disease, is caused by a range of bacteria that live on your skin and in your nasal cavity every day. While some cases happen in perfectly healthy individuals, some studies have been shown to correlate the risks with autoimmune diseases, diabetes, and alcoholism. The part that blew my … Continue reading Flesh-Eating Bacteria and Microscopic Warfare: Personifying the Microbiome
While reading about bacteriocins, my topic of interest for my PhD project, I was reminded of another deadly protein particle that I was interested in during my early undergraduate career. I was intrigued with protein pathogens called, prions. Prions are both infectious pathogens and genetic diseases which have devastating effects on mammals . These are … Continue reading Prion Driven Curiosity
This blog will primarily be about plant and microbiome topics, but for this first post I am going fool around with ideas from evolutionary biology. Evolutionary biology is inherently interconnected to the microbiome and cannot be separated without completely misconceiving the topic as a whole. I am going to start off with a tangent that … Continue reading Whose World is it Actually?