Tay-Sachs disease

Tay Sachs Disease is a rare genetic disease in which the absence of a key protein results in the build-up of fatty substances. These fatty substances called gangliosides will become toxic in the body ultimately resulting in death around five years of age. This disease is not curable due to it being a result ofContinue reading “Tay-Sachs disease”

Proboscis Monkey: Does Size Matter?

The Proboscis monkey is a primate found on the southeastern Asian island of Borneo. Also known as the long-nosed monkey due to its abnormally oversized nose it is easily recognized. Along with its long nose, it is covered in multi-colored fur. Its hair is reddish-brown near the head and neck, light-brown around the body andContinue reading “Proboscis Monkey: Does Size Matter?”

What is an Acid and a Base

growing up, you constantly hear the term acid and base used to describe liquids such as your water or even a fictional mixture you see on TV. But, what actually is an Acid and a Base? When asking this question it is important to first ask what definition of Acid and Base are you askingContinue reading “What is an Acid and a Base”