The new B.1.1.529 variant and Canada: a COVID-19 development to monitor

In Canada, we have been very fortunate to see a high vaccination rate and a relatively slow increase in SARS-Cov-2 cases compared with other countries. As a case in point, Ontario is seeing 927 new cases today amid a continued gradual reopening process 1. Conversely, countries across Europe like Austria, Slovakia, Netherlands, and Belgium haveContinue reading “The new B.1.1.529 variant and Canada: a COVID-19 development to monitor”

Neutrophil neutralized: A way for pathogens to drive cystic fibrosis airway disease

The link to the paper I’m writing about for my first Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Canada blog post can be found here1. As I mentioned in my blog update, I’m now a blogger for CF Canada. My task at CF Canada is to write about the latest CF research being done by Canadians. I saw helpingContinue reading “Neutrophil neutralized: A way for pathogens to drive cystic fibrosis airway disease”

Blog update!

It’s been a quite a while since I made a blog post for Microbe Musings. Almost two months in fact. A lot has happened since my last blog post, all of which I’ll get to here! A lot of my time was spent working towards defending my PhD thesis this summer. I’ve been working fromContinue reading “Blog update!”

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Hello, and welcome to my blog! I am Paul Naphtali, the founder of Microbe Musings! I am a PhD candidate in the Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University. For my PhD project, I study microbial infections in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients. I created this blog to share the latest research in infecious disease and microbiology to the general public! I hope you enjoy your time at Microbe Musings!

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