Credit: Neuropathology This is the brain tissue of someone with a prions disease. The holes show areas where the prions have destroyed cells. Prions are non-living infectious agents. The other infectious agents include viruses (also non-living), bacteria, fungi and protoctista (living). Prions are relatively rare and aren’t talked about as much, even in biology lessons. … Continue reading Prions – a protein’s evil twin.
The news has been dominated by the war of words between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. North Korea has been criticised by the international community for testing nuclear weapons in recent years, prompting Donald Trump to play the most dangerous game of "poke the bear" mankind has ever … Continue reading Nuclear Winter
My first award! Thank you It's Not What It's Why for this nomination The award rules are: Thank the person who nominated you Share the award on your blog Share seven random facts about yourself Tag 15 fellow bloggers and let them know that they have been nominated. So, these are the facts about GlamSci Bloggers: Christine: … Continue reading Versatile Blogger Award
IWelcome back to the tour of infectious diseases, this time, it’s all about Yersinia pestis which is the teeny tiny tic tac responsible for all three types of the plague; Pneumonic, septicemic and bubonic the last one you might have heard of in history as ‘The Great Plague’ it devastated the UK and Europe during the … Continue reading Yersin Pestis, a devastator of cities
Infectious diseases are usually something that people try to scare you with or if your mum is anything like mine, used as a threat – If you don’t wash your hands your fingers will fall off. However, to me they are amazing. These tiny microbes (teeny tiny little organisms) can cause so many problems and … Continue reading The Dreaded Third Wheel Lurking on Date Night
Hey guys, My name is Christine. I am a Chemistry and Biology student with the Open University. I am a massive geek and proud of it, pink hair and video game tattoos as well! I have an unhealthy obsession with microbes especially those with an infectious nature. It is amazing to think how something so … Continue reading Meet Christine