The Air Quality Index or AQI is a numerical scale used for reporting daily changes in the quality of the air of your local area, with regard to human health and the environment. Air pollution can harm anyone, but it can be really unsafe and hazardous for a lot of individuals, including infants and children, elderly people (anyone above 60 years of age), people with respiratory or cardiovascular disorders, etc. Even healthy individuals who are frequently working or exercising outdoors are at greater risk of being harmed by the hazards of air pollution.
Mineral water is obtained from underground resources and hence it is naturally rich in mineral content such as calcium, magnesium, and manganese. Mineral water cannot be subjected to any further treatment nor extra minerals can be added into it. Before packaging, carbonation or removal of iron can be done.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine was awarded in the year 2019 to William G. Kaelin, Jr., Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.
In December 2019 a novel coronavirus emerged in Wuhan city of China. As of this moment it has infected over 28000 people and killed over 490 individuals globally. This is by far the highest counts a coronavirus pandemic has reached and it is only expected to increase.
Desert Lizard are Cold Blooded Reptiles and are found in both cold places like forests and hot places like deserts. They can’t regulate their internal temperature, so they adapt to the climatic conditions.
Teratogens are substances or environmental factors that cause the development of abnormal cell masses during foetal growth, resulting in physical defects in the foetus. These are the agents that cause congenital, structural malformations in a developing embryo.
Bacteria do not attack tooth suddenly or by chance, they grow over time due to the consumption of excess sweets, beverages containing acids, food debris, improper brushing, etc. It is essential to understand that once these microbes stick onto the tooth surface it creates an attachment between the microbe enzyme and the contents of the tooth, the microbes containing acid start deteriorating the tooth material initiating the dissolution of enamel, thus reaching the dentin over time and hence reaching the root canal stage.
Forensic Entomology is a sub-field of forensic biology. It applies the knowledge of the field of entomology to identify, collect, and study the type of insects found in close proximity of the cadaver in solving cases of crimes. In this, the biology and ecology of insects are studied to determine the time since death or post-mortem interval.
Bacteria grow on other organisms, within an organism as well as on certain inorganic materials. Bacteria are capable of infecting almost all eukaryotic organisms like animals, fungi, and plants. Viruses, like bacteria, have multiple habitats. They are known as an obligate parasite that is capable of infecting both eukaryotes and prokaryotes such as animals, fungi, plants, archaeans, bacteria and more.
Forensic Biology is a sub-discipline of forensic science. It applies the knowledge of biology to identify and analyze the biological evidence obtained from the scene of a crime or from victim or suspect(s) to establish the fact that a crime has taken place. It is a broad discipline which includes various areas of specialization such as DNA analysis, forensic anthropology, forensic pathology, forensic entomology, forensic odontology, forensic botany, forensic serology, and forensic microbiology.