Viruses 101: We Bet You Didn’t Know These Viral Facts

Viruses are practically invisible to the naked eye, but a type of it has the population of nearly 7 billion sitting quietly in their homes, social-distancing from each other. A large portion of the world today is in lock down, thanks to a very, very, very tiny thing called the coronavirus. While it’s easy to […]

Tuberculosis through the years..

Ever wondered why March 24 is celebrated as World TB Day? That’s because on this very day back in 1882, German microbiologist Dr. Robert Koch announced the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB). At that time, one in every seven people living in the USA and Europe were dying due to […]

Joseph Lister

Timeline:  5 April 1827 – 10 February 1912 Place of study:  University College, London, United Kingdom Famous for:  Joseph Lister’s contributions paved the way for safer medical procedures.  His introduction of the antiseptic process dramatically decreased deaths from childbirth and surgery and changed the way the medical industry looked at sanitation and proper hygiene.  Awards:  […]

Karl Landsteiner

Timeline: 14 June 1868 – 26 June 1943 Place of study:  University of Vienna, Austria Famous for:  Karl Landsteiner revolutionized medicine when, in 1900-1901, he identified three major human blood types: A, B, and O, which led to safe blood transfusions and millions of lives being saved.  Later in his career, Landsteiner and his colleagues […]