Biology Blog

The Wuhan Outbreak: An Explanation

The Micro beings that cause Havoc The Wuhan Outbreak Let's talk about the living things we cannot see but can bring a turmoil in our lives. Yes, I am talking about microorganisms like bacteria, viruses and parasites. The current situation in the world is a little scary because of the new coronavirus outbreak. This virus … Continue reading The Wuhan Outbreak: An Explanation

Food and Mood: Evaluating the Role of High-Fat Food in Causing Depression

A healthy body is a healthy mind. Did you know that your favorite fast-foods can get you depressed? Current studies have established a link between the type of food consumed and the mood of an individual [1,2]. One of the severe mood disorders influenced by diet is depression which is defined as a “persistent feeling … Continue reading Food and Mood: Evaluating the Role of High-Fat Food in Causing Depression

Changes in the brain during adolescence causing addiction and fearful behaviors

Adolescence is the time period of growth and development between childhood and adulthood. Many adolescents face difficulty during this maturation period and are troubled by stressful development. This is a phase where most individuals feel an emotional disconnect with their family with an attitude screaming “I’ve got this, leave me alone!”. During the puberty period, … Continue reading Changes in the brain during adolescence causing addiction and fearful behaviors

Role of Oxidative Stress in Parkinson’s Disease

Introduction Our body requires ATP, which is generated by reducing O2 to H2O through oxidative phosphorylation(OxPhos) in mitochondria (Jarmuszkiewicz, et al., 2015). During this process, a group of reactive metabolites including free radicals(FR)(e.g. O2●-, OH●) and non-radicals(e.g. H2O2) are generated. They are grouped as reactive oxygen species(ROS) (Rao, et al., 2011). FR are groups of atoms orbited … Continue reading Role of Oxidative Stress in Parkinson’s Disease