Physiology Archive

Klebsiella pneumoniae

The Evolution of the Superbugs

In August 2016, a woman in her late 20s arrived in a hospital in Reno, Nevada, carrying a particularly deadly strain of the bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae. The woman, who recently had traveled to India, and …

Infographic: Diabetes

What is the difference between Type I and Type II diabetes? Our Infographic explores the causes, consequences, and treatments for a disease that affects over 8.5% of the world’s population. Additional Resources: Diabetes.org Diabetes explained …

Connecting Zika and Birth Defects

Over the years public health officials have had to deal with numerous emerging diseases; SARS, Lyme Disease, Ebola and most recently, Zika virus. While some of these diseases have been around for years, sometimes they …

Infographic – Zika Virus

The Zika virus seems to have come out of nowhere, but in reality it has been documented since the early 20th century. So why has it been in the news recently? Once it spread to …

Infographic: What is H. pylori?

You have probably heard about the connection between the bacteria Helicobacter pylori and stomach ulcers. But how does this bacteria survive in the hostile environment of the stomach? This infographic provides a quick overview of …

Inflammation Infographic

In this infographic we explore the physiological effects of inflammation and some of the ways that inflammation may be reduced. Additional Resources How Strong is the Link Between Inflammation and Depression? Cleveland Clinic (March 2015) …

The Human Microbiota and Obesity

As technology advances our ability to examine the populations of microbes, or microbiota, living on or in our bodies, interesting trends  are emerging from the data. With American obesity rates rising to over 34%, scientists …

New Thinking About Herd Immunity

An outbreak of measles at Disney this year caused a media event that had many discussing the effectiveness of vaccines and vaccine policy in the US. Throughout history infectious diseases have ravaged human populations. With …

Infographic : What is MERS?

In the wake of the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the recent epidemic of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (or MERS) in South Korea has focused attention once gain on viruses that have the ability to …

The Opah: The World’s First Warm Blooded Fish?

If you’ve been paying attention to the news floating around on the web lately, you may happened to stumble across several articles claiming that scientists have discovered the first warm-blooded fish- an Actinopterygii (or “ray-finned …

Infographic : Myths About Vaccines

Do vaccinations cause autism? Do I really need to get vaccinated? These are some common questions that people have regarding vaccines. To help educators present the importance of vaccinations, we have prepared the infographic below. …