Beyond Sustainable Fashion- A Sustainable Hell We’re Building

  All that I have been reading and viewing on social media for the past few weeks has been about ‘sustainable fashion’. Articles on how to get a ‘sustainable’ wardrobe, and not fall for fast fashion trends, have been ubiquitous in my social media feeds. The presence pushed my intrigue to go above saturation, and…

Self-Assembling Surfactant that Disassembles Biofilms

  “In American hospitals alone, healthcare-associated infections (i.e., nosocomial infections) account for an estimated 1.7 million infections and 99,000 associated deaths each year. Of these infections: 32 % of all healthcare-associated infection are urinary tract infections; 22 percent are surgical site infections; 15 percent are pneumonia (lung infections); and 14 percent are bloodstream infections” (Centers…

Questioning the Molecular Mother

Mother-Foetus relationship: Truly unselfish? Years and years of glorification of the eternal love between mother and child has lead to hundreds of movies, books and whatnot. Is it true or is it exaggerated? On a molecular level, it isn’t all hugs and kisses between the mother and the growing foetus; rather, it is a competition…

A Delayed Metamorphosis

Is the youth transitioning into adulthood later than expected? A few decades ago, adulthood was thrust into the emerging youth’s arms. In India, by the age twenty, men were working to support their families, married to younger women (of eighteen or younger) and pursuing education was but a luxury. Fast forward to the trending present,…

A Thin Film with a Strong Promise

The lifestyle of bacteria has been extensively studied over the past few years, with biofilm biology turning tables. With this collective mode of existence in bacteria, which confers higher tolerance to antimicrobials, prevention and treatment of biofilms has become important. Biofilms grow on varied surfaces and environments, leading to a lot of complications in  various…