So, how is the weather out there?

If you are one of those people like me, who (used to) get quite annoyed at this conversation starter, ice breaker, segway to a different topic, means to fill a pregnant silence, I am sorry to inform you of my defection to the other side. It happened suddenly, when I realized that my persistent blurry…

In the wake of germophobia: the use and misuse of antibacterial agents

Hand sanitizers and antibacterial hand soaps gained overnight fame, any starlet would covet, after the swine flu epidemic. The most common active ingredient found in the house hold soap bar or hand-wash is Triclosan (TCS), has been in use for over 40 yrs and is the perpetrator behind the claim of 99.9% effectiveness in killing…

Blood flow in mammals and the heart of atherosclerosis

And because we cannot escape physics.. Flowing fluids are what keep us alive. Air flows all around us, water flows in rivers, blood flows in our arteries and veins. Until we are let down by our own genes or habits and suffer from diseases like hypertension or atherosclerosis, we don’t think about them. Then, we…