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What to Know About the Latest COVID Variant P1

What to Know About the Latest COVID Variant P1

The first thing to understand about COVID-19 variants is that there are several and that mutation is something that’s to be expected from any viral illness. As viruses spread, errors tend to occur as they divide and these errors lead to new mutations. As viruses divide quite frequently, mutations can occur much more rapidly than they could in typical biological life.

Biotechnology Offers Rewards and Risks

Biotechnology Offers Rewards and Risks

Biotechnology is a wide range of biological studies that involve using living things and organisms to develop and make products. The products and processes apply a wide range of aspects ranging from healthcare and medicines to biofuels usage and environmental safety....

The Significant Potential of Cyanobacteria

The Significant Potential of Cyanobacteria

Most who have lived near a lake or stream are likely familiar with cyanobacteria; more commonly known as toxic algae blooms. They're caused by an overproduction of nutrients due to a combination of warm temperatures and stagnant water. Runoff containing fertilizer and...

Agricultural Biotechnology: An Overview

Agricultural Biotechnology: An Overview

Agricultural Biotechnology is the science of using tools and techniques of the scientific method to modify living organisms to create or alter products, improve plants or animals, or create microorganisms for a particular agricultural use. The scientific tools and...

Nonprofits and Funding Disease Research

Nonprofits and Funding Disease Research

Ever imagined the source of the millions of medical drugs that patients purchase every year from chemists’ shops and millions of medical facilities worldwide? Developing a new drug for treatment is not only long but also a costly venture. The process is so expensive...

Why Telehealth Could Last Beyond the Pandemic

Why Telehealth Could Last Beyond the Pandemic

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed the accelerated implementation of Telehealth across the nation’s hospitals and doctors’ offices. In an effort to keep people home and keep hospital beds free, healthcare professionals have been meeting with patients...

Biotechnology’s Role in Medicine

Biotechnology’s Role in Medicine

Biotechnology sounds like a complicated field and in many ways it is. However, the concept behind biotech is simple. It means using the processes of biology for industrial, research, and other reasons. Biotechnology is used in a number of fields including agriculture....

Biotechnology Innovations Nobody is Talking About

Biotechnology Innovations Nobody is Talking About

Although the novel coronavirus pandemic has had severe ramifications as it spread across the world, it highlights how quickly things move in biotechnology. It's far from the only area where innovation is happening. You might be surprised where biotechnology could pop...

Why To Consider a Career in Biotechnology

Why To Consider a Career in Biotechnology

Are you fascinated by the possibility of using science to improve food, health, or the ecosystem? Then, consider taking up a career in biotechnology. Biotechnology merges the best technology and biology to arrive at better products that improve human life. It is about...

How Covid19 Has Shaped The Biotechnology Landscape

How Covid19 Has Shaped The Biotechnology Landscape

Biotechnology plays a crucial role in medicine. Covid19 has affected the biotechnology industry both positively and negatively. Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is the most prominent organization in the biotechnology landscape. They are working relentlessly...