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Outbreak! Zika Testing Using the Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Looking for a way to keep your immunology or virology lessons fresh? Consider teaching the lesson from a biomedical diagnostic point of view! Here, we describe how Zika Virus can be used to teach the Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (or ELISA).
Tagged on: Biotech Basics, Beginner, Classroom Laboratory, Professional Development, Disease, Virus, Workshop
Can Beauty Sleep Fight the Common Cold?
Getting a full night’s sleep could be more important than simply preventing groggy, sluggish mornings. According to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of California San Francisco, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the amount of sleep that people receive directly correlates with their resistance to getting sick.
Tagged on: Sleep, Science, Virus, Health, Cold
Five Viruses You Should Know About
In the late 1800’s, scientists were working to characterize the means through which microbes caused disease. While certain diseases like cholera, tuberculosis and anthrax could be explained by the presence of specific bacteria, other diseases, like rabies, could not. As such, these agents were considered to be a “biological chemical”; accordingly, they were named virus, from the Latin word referring to poison or other venomous compounds.
Tagged on: Virus, Biotech Basics
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