To Know Equals Science

The picture shows the gut microbiota in humans. I have always been intrigued by how microbes have symbiotically lived within humans from birth and yet they are pathogens too. How can nature evolve to select some members from the clade as non toxic and some as potentially the cause of death of humans. How have microbes lived so harmoniously in the human host helping them in synthesis of essential enzymes for digestion and survival. Scientific study has said the number of microbes in human body outnumber the number of cells in humans. In this glimpse of pandemic when the planet has faced major challenges due to pathogenic microbes, how is it that some fit in the host and accommodate well without disrupting the machinery while other destroy the host system completely. It’s really a mystery. Thinking about it in itself gives me goosebumps. Science is full of awe and evidences gives more reason to unravel the mystery. Doing science is like reading short stories, you finish reading with a thirst of reading more.

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I’m a PhD Student in Biochemistry and Structural Biology at Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY and a writer at heart. I hope to connect facts with stories.

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Shreyoshi Chakraborti

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I’m a PhD Student in Biochemistry and Structural Biology at Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY and a writer at heart. I hope to connect facts with stories.

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