“Each of your breaths is a priceless jewel, since each of them is irreplaceable and once gone, can never be retrieved.”
Value the Moment: It’s these little golden pockets of illumination scattered around the picture that give it it’s slightly ethereal blue & gold look. The type of day (cloudy) and the time of day (before sunset) this picture was captured quietly add to its simple grandeur (it would have an invoked an entirely different feeling if taken on a sunny day at noon time). The discreet, lazy puddles of rain including the one, however little, reflecting the liquid pillars (of water) of the fountain, give it a fresh and somewhat tranquil touch. Quietly ponder over and value this moment…
“We’ve found evidence that atomic motions in proteins play a major role in impacting their function,” said David Giedroc, Lilly Chemistry Alumni Professor at the Indiana University Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry. These atomic motions dictate protein structure and function, and since proteins serve as important drug targets, this research finding especially resonates with scientists focusing on drug discovery, design and development. Since this is what I’m studying too, these findings speak to me! They are INTRIGUING! Continue reading “The atomic-level secret of drug-resistant bacteria”→
Remember how sun rays wake up En Sabah Nur after millennia of deep slumber in X: Men Apocalypse? Well, a new immunotherapeutic drug has been discovered that ‘wakes up’ the immune system of metastatic pancreatic cancer patients, after it has effectively gone into hibernation as a result of the tumor. Continue reading “The Holy Grail for Cancer Therapy”→
Born a star is a fascinating, tropical and exotic fruit: the Star Fruit. Also known as Star Apple (scientifically referred to as Averrhoa carambola)
Having a tree of this beautiful fruit in our garden and relishing the taste of organic, freshly picked star fruits nowadays, I’ve been inspired to share my joy- and the journey of this starry fellow. Continue reading “Born a Star”→
One of the reasons Hagrid bought Harry Potter the owl Hedwig as a pet, over other pet choices, was the adeptness of the creature in delivering letters: “I’ll get yer an owl. All the kids want owls, they’re dead useful, carry yer mail an’ everythin’.” (Nostalgic, eh?)
The previous century saw birds, such as homing pigeons, successfully deliver letters during war and peace times. Plightful flights by homing pigeons during World Wars I and II helped save lives and relieve dire circumstances. In the 70s and 80s, English and French hospitals relied on pigeon post for transporting laboratory specimens.
Bird-human relationships date to ancient times. Few bonds last such a long time and yet, even today, this fascinating and complex relationship exists. Whereas the above instances involved tamed birds, wild birds are the heroes of the story below.