Daily Archives: April 14, 2015

NEMO: A RARE PRIMARY IMMUNE DEFICIENCY DISEASE

“Jacob, go shower we have to do your infusion.” I hear my mom say that once a week. My brother has to take medicine every day twice a day. He needs the infusion to fight off infections.  He has a life threatening gene mutation called NEMO. NEMO is  IKKgamma or IKBKG gene mutation. It is classified … Continue reading NEMO: A RARE PRIMARY IMMUNE DEFICIENCY DISEASE

Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymopha)

Zebra mussel, also known as Dreissena polymopha; they are finger-nail sized and it attaches to hard surfaces in water. For many years zebra mussel are known to cause residential problem and affect aquatic living things. Zebra mussels are D-shape shells with alternating yellow and brownish color. Adults are ¼ to 1 ½ inches long. Female … Continue reading Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymopha)

Are You Harming Your Health by Not Getting Enough Sleep at Night?

Humans spend close to one third of their life asleep. In a study done by the National Institutes of Health, the average adult sleeps for less than seven hours every night. However, the average healthy adult needs between seven and a half to nine hours of sleep in a night to perform to their full … Continue reading Are You Harming Your Health by Not Getting Enough Sleep at Night?

GMOs: To Consume or Not to Consume? That Is the Question

DNA has been known as the central dogma of Biology since its power to control the traits of an organism was discovered. It determines the traits of every creature on Earth as it holds all of the information used to produce the essential proteins that all of us need. This fact then leads our scientists … Continue reading GMOs: To Consume or Not to Consume? That Is the Question

Zebra Mussels invading the water

The Zebra Mussel is a small fingernail- sized animal that attaches to solid objects in water.  Its scientific name is Dreissena polymorpha.  Zebra Mussels are small measuring about an inch long and being two inches for the maximum size.  Zebra Mussels were first discovered in Lake St. Clair in 1988 next to Lake Huron and … Continue reading Zebra Mussels invading the water

How Can We Clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

This image shows the enormity of the garbage patch. Introduction The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an extremely large amount of trash mostly plastics that are floating around in the Pacific Ocean. The trash is always moving in the ocean fallowing the current in a circle. There are 3 main garbage patches in the Indian, … Continue reading How Can We Clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?