Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) From Transmission to Novel Treatments Abstract: The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus is one of the recently discovered respiratory illnesses, in human beings. This disease was first identified in Saudi Arabia, in 20128. It has since spread to several other countries, such the Republic of Korea, causing a widespread panic. However, with the rise of modern treatments and preventions, new novel techniques will be developed and will lead to […]

A Preliminary Study of the Examination of the Macroinvertebrate Assemblage In Macy Park of the Saw Mill River above and below a drainage pipe

Abstract An urban stream was examined from June to August in 2014 to determine if the effluence exiting a stormwater drainage pipe affected the benthic and drift macroinvertebrate assemblages above and below the pipe. The distribution of macroinvertebrates was also compared above and below the pipe to determine the difference in composition. Statistical means were run to explore the data and to identify any significant correlations between the assemblages in relation to the pipe, month, […]

The SMART New Thermostat

 SMART: (Simple Manageable Adaptive Residencial Thermostat)  SECTION 1. ABSTRACT This paper presents an invention related to programmable adaptive thermostat which provides effective energy conservation on air conditioner and heater. The price of residential electricity is soaring.   Electric bills have skyrocketed in the last several years.  US Department of Energy indicated that the price of one kilowatt-hour of electricity (in nominal dollars) has increased about five times from $ 0.08/kWh in 1996 to $0.39/kWh in 2034.  Southern California Edison announced […]

Effect of ultraviolet LED radiation on vitamin D production in human skin: A novel device for vitamin D synthesis

Abstract Vitamin D deficiency, a condition that can lead to debilitating diseases including osteoporosis, rickets and osteomalacia affects over a billion people worldwide.  Vitamin D D3 (cholecalciferol) is a compound produced naturally in human skin upon exposure to the sun.  In particular it has been identified that Ultra Violet (UV) rays present in solar radiation contribute to the synthesis of Vitamin D in the skin.  This work explores the potential use of a novel UV […]

From PDB: A Video Challenge for High School Students

Protein Data Bank's molecule of the month: HIV glycoprotein. Recently, the RCSB Protein Data Bank (PDB) posted a video challenge for high school students on HIV/AIDS. Click for more information (you are leaving the National High School Journal of Science). image credit: http://scienceillustrated.com.au/blog/medicine/understanding-how-hiv-evolves-could-lead-to-a-vaccine/, shutterstock