The ‘Smaller Than The Eye Can See’ Microbial World

Originally posted on Lifeology... Co-author: Sarah WettstadtIllustrations: Darcy Flynn Viruses, bacteria and fungi (microbes) are all around us! They’re an intimate part of our bodies, our minds, and our environment at large. Our species has always evolved in the presence of microbes, and our immune system has arisen to control their influence. Despite the way microbes are... Continue Reading →

The Evolution of Allergies, or What Doesn’t Kill You…

Originally posted on the LIFE Apps science blog... By Jordan Pennells "That which does not kill us makes us stronger" – Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher. Evolution of Allergies Strength is derived from adversity. This is a common idea in the science of our mental and physical health. But how true is this axiom in reality? In... Continue Reading →

LIFE and a Love of Evolution

Originally posted on LIFE Apps science blogging platform...   G’day guys! My name is Jordan. I'm a graduate bioengineer and a first year PhD student researching sustainable plant-based nanomaterials at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN). I am intensely interested in all aspects of evolution, from the origins of life, to the development of... Continue Reading →

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