The SARS-CoV-2 virus has undergone mutations, including significant ones that increased its transmissibility and replication. Different strains of the virus have emerged and waned globally. Some variants, like Alpha and Omicron, have multiple mutations that may originate from long-term infections in immune-compromised individuals. Further research is needed to understand these evolutionary patterns and predict future mutation sites to develop vaccines and therapies. A study analyzed sequencing data from March 2020 to December 2022, identifying mutations and variation frequencies in the virus’s genes. The spike protein showed the most variation, indicating selection pressure from host immunity. The study also explored evolutionary patterns and used AI/ML techniques to predict future mutation sites. These models could help develop targeted interventions and a universal vaccine.
A new study by ISGlobal found that eating breakfast after 9 a.m. increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 59%. The study also found that a late dinner (after 10 pm) seemed to increase the risk, while eating more frequently (about five times a day) was associated with a lower disease incidence. The […]
Light or moderate alcohol consumption does not guard against diabetes. A recent study found that even one standard drink per day does not reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In fact, heavy drinking can actually increase the risk of diabetes. The study authors concluded that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption […]
Germinal stage: This stage begins at conception and lasts for about two weeks. During this time, the fertilized egg divides into many cells and implants into the lining of the uterus. Embryonic stage: This stage lasts from about two weeks to eight weeks of pregnancy. During this time, the major organs and body systems begin […]