All posts by Usman Zafar Paracha

Usman Zafar Paracha is Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutics, in Hajvery University, Lahore, Pakistan.

Bulandiyan (Urdu quote)

Nayi say nayi bulandiyon ko zaroor chhoein lekin aisi oonchaiyon say bhi zaroor bachain keh jahaan say doosray sab chhotay lagnay lag jaaein.  NB. Get eBook of Usman Zafar Paracha’s quotations – “میرے خیالات” - http://amzn.to/29gFPKD Join saysabr.tumblr.com - https://www.tumblr.com/follow/saysabr
Nayi say nayi bulandiyon ko zaroor chhoein lekin aisi oonchaiyon say bhi zaroor bachain keh jahaan say doosray sab chhotay lagnay lag jaaein.
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“World’s toughest bacterium” – Deinococcus radiodurans

Deinococcus radiodurans (Credit: TEM of D. radiodurans acquired in the laboratory of Michael Daly, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD, USA. )
Deinococcus radiodurans (Credit: TEM of D. radiodurans acquired in the laboratory of Michael Daly, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD, USA. )

The bacterium, Deinococcus radiodurans, is thought to be discovered as a contaminant in radiation-sterilized cans in 1956. The name of the bacterium comes from the Ancient Greek, i.e. deinos and kokkos meaning “terrible grain/berry”, and the Latin language, i.e. radius and durare, meaning “radiation surviving”. The bacterium is also known as Conan the Bacterium. Continue reading “World’s toughest bacterium” – Deinococcus radiodurans