Coral reefs are in trouble. It has been estimated that seventy five percent of the world’s remaining coral reefs are in danger, and many have been killed already. Their recent demise is due to numerous effects of human activity, especially the warm waters and ocean acidification caused by climate change. Most of the funding for […]Read more "The Mysteries of Deep Coral Reefs – and the Man Working to Solve Them"
At some point in the next week or two, I will be interviewing a published scientist in the nearby area. Ideally, I would like this person to be Frank A. Felder, current director of the Center for Energy, Economic, and Environmental Policy here at Rutgers New Brunswick. A full CV for Mr. Felder is linked […]Read more "Frank A. Felder’s Work on Energy"
You may remember all of the media attention surrounding the Zika virus as recently as this past summer. However, as winter brought cooler temperatures and mosquito numbers decreased in the United States, there has not been nearly as much scrutiny regarding the virus. Although the U.S. remains relatively untouched by Zika to date, the virus […]Read more "What You Need to Know About the Return of Zika in 2017"
Rabies is a very special virus. In humans, the blood-brain barrier blocks most viruses and bacteria from being able to enter the central nervous system from the blood. Despite this barrier, rabies particles actually utilize the central nervous system as a way to spread the virus along interconnected networks of nerve cells. Although lethal cases of […]Read more "New Wave of Cancer Treatment is Here"