Polar bears, Siberian tigers, our friendly neighborhood bees – what do they all have in common? That’s right. They’re all endangered species!
What is sometimes informally referred to as the endangered species list is actually called the Red List of Threatened Species.
In March 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump touted hydroxychloroquine as an effective treatment for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Mr. Trump highlighted the drug cocktail of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin as “one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine.”1 But how effective is hydroxychloroquine in combating COVID-19 in actuality?
In this article, we learn about hydroxychloroquine a potential drug treatment for COVID-19 and evaluate its scientific efficacy.
Help, I smell like fish! Is this even possible?
Body odor is a fact of life. For many, this is a simple fix either through some deodorant or a quick shower, but for some unlucky few, a fishy odor always remain. This is none other than Fish Odor Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder also known as Trimethylaminuria (TMAU). Learn more about the biology behind Fish Odor Syndrome, the FMO3 gene, cures and treatments.
COVID-19 Pandemic: Do you need to wear a face mask? How effective are face masks in protecting us from the spread of COVID-19? In this article, we evaluate the efficacy and importance of face masks amidst COVID-19 pandemic.
What is the difference between central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea? In this lesson, we learn about sleep apnea, its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and differentiate between central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea. USMLE
Pneumothorax also known as collapsed lung occurs when air is trapped in the pleural space. Trapped air causes a loss of negative pressure in the pleural cavity, reduces surface tension, and induces the lungs to collapse. There are 3 types of Pneumothorax or collapsed lungs: 1) Spontaneous 2) Traumatic, and 3) Tension Pneumothorax.
In this lesson, we learn the different types of pneumothorax (collapsed lung) and important terminology. USMLE
Brain Bee Study Guide: Free neuroscience resources and study guide notes for Brain Bee competition students: Chapter 4 Learning, Memory, and Language
Brain Bee Study Guide: Free resources and study guide notes for Brain Bee competition students: Chapter 9 Kinds of Research
How did flightless birds evolve? How did the evolution of the shrinking cod come to be? In this lesson, we learn about the evolution of the flightless birds, such as cormorants, and the evolution of the shrinking cod in our biology selection case studies.
Differences between autocrine, paracrine, juxtacrine, and endocrine signaling. Quick easy lesson on Autocrine vs Paracrine vs Endocrine vs Juxtacrine Signaling.
Biology Unit 2 Study Guide: Basic Building Blocks of Life. Protein, lipid, nucleic acid, carbohydrate, properties of water, enzymes, organelles. With examples and answers to help make biomolecules easy to learn!
Lysosomal Storage Diseases: Tay-Sachs Disease vs Niemann-Pick DIsease: Similarities and differences for symptoms, causes, enzymes, biochemistry, inheritance, etc
Biology Unit 1 Study Guide: Ecology and Scientific Method, including Characteristics of Life, Biodiversity, Cycles of Matter, and Global Change. With examples and answers to help make ecology easy to learn!
How is glucose transported into the blood? How is glucose taken up by red blood cells? In this easy-to-understand lesson, we explain the processes behind these questions.
USMLE Lesson on Biochemistry Nutrition: Zinc Deficiency, the functions of zinc, including its role as zinc fingers transcription factor motifs, and zinc deficiency symptoms
In this lesson, we explain the differences between flippase, floppase, and scramblase. Flippase vs Floppase vs Scramblase as lipid transporters in the cell membrane with Quick and Easy Explanation
In this lesson, we explain what types of molecules can pass through the cell plasma membrane and what are the factors that determine whether a molecule can cross a cell membrane: Quick and Easy Explanation on the Cell Membrane
In this quick and easy lesson, we explain what is the Cori cycle, how the Cori cycle works, what is its clinical significance, and where is the Cori cyle located: MCAT and USMLE medicine.
In this lesson, we will explain the differences between the upper and lower respiratory system and the differences between upper respiratory tract infections and lower respiratory tract infections.
History biography summary of Anton Van Leeuwenhoek and Robert Hooke, including their discoveries, cell theory as Fathers of Microbiology
What are the differences between the left lung and right lung? Here, we detail quick and easy to learn summary points of the right lung vs left lung. Left vs Right Lung
What is the respiratory system? In general, the respiratory system is a biological system that contains organs and structures that assist in gas exchange. Gas exchange involves the movement of carbon dioxide and oxygen between our circulating blood and air. In this educational lesson, we explore seven general functions of our respiratory system.
From Superman and Wonder Woman to Captain America and Black Widow, every spectacular star-spangled superhero team seems to rock and roll with the teamwork of both the XY and XX chromosomes. While our world may not have the fantasy superhero team flying in the sky or wearing red […]
Intracellular Digestion vs Extracellular Digestion. What’s the Difference Between the Two Types of Digestion? In this article, we explore the definitions and difference between Intracellular and Extracellular Digestion.
Ectoderm, Endoderm, and Mesoderm: What do the 3 Germ Cell Layers Give Rise To? Definitions, Table, and Easy Mnemonics for the 3 Germ Cell Layers