Burning Lungs- L.A. to India

A 2019 study from 2000-2018 found that individuals in metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, just by breathing the air in their city, had lung damage in the form of emphysema. Emphysema is a type of lung damage derived from smoking cigarettes, yet these individuals are afflicted merely by breathing the... Continue Reading →

CDC Reports First U.S. Case of Human-to-Human Transmission of 2019 Novel (Wuhan) Coronavirus

On January 19, 2020, an initial reported outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus manifested in the city of Wuhan, the capital of the Hubei province of China. Unfortunately, upwards of ten thousand cases of infection have been reported, with the death toll eclipsing 200, as of January 30, 2020. As fears began to swell regarding... Continue Reading →

Immunology Series – Part 1: What Actually is Immunology?

Immunology. Say it with me: Imm-yuh-nah-lah-gee. Excellent! Now, let's discuss what this weird-looking word means, and why it is important to us. Immunology literally means the study ('-ology') of the immune system ('immuno-'). Wherever you see that '-ology' suffix, understand that you're dealing with the study of something. When it comes to immunology, there are... Continue Reading →

Science Lion Byte: Vaping Illness Outbreak Update – Dec. 6, 2019

Please refer to our previous publication for a comprehensive background of the vaping illness outbreak in the United States. Here is a summary of the latest vaping-related lung illness data released by the CDC, as of December 5, 2019 at 1pm EST: As of December 4, 2019, CDC will only report hospitalized EVALI cases and... Continue Reading →

Science Lion Byte: Vaping Illness Outbreak Update – Nov. 21, 2019

Please refer to our previous publication for a comprehensive background of the vaping illness outbreak in the United States. Here is a summary of the latest vaping-related lung illness data released by the CDC, as of November 21, 2019 at 1pm EST: The number of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) cases... Continue Reading →

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