How Stuff Work

How Do Antibiotics Work

Antibiotics mean ‘against life’. These are chemical substances produced by some bacteria to stop the growth of other bacteria in their surroundings. Antibiotics differ from antiviral drugs.

How Convalescent plasma therapy works

Convalescent plasma therapy involves transfusing certain components from the blood of people who have had the virus and recovered, into people who are very sick with the virus, or people who are at high risk of getting the virus.

How Do Vaccines Work

A vaccine works by training the immune system to recognize and fight the pathogens (viruses or bacteria) in case if an infection occurs later on.

What Is Test Pooling

Test pooling is nothing but combining 2 or more samples, to be tested at once. This reduces the cost required for testing each sample and also of the required number of test kits to test a segment of the population.

Difference Between Sterilization And Disinfectant

Both sterilization and disinfection eliminate, remove, kill, or deactivate microorganisms like viruses, bacteria, fungi, etc. But bacteria have this innate ability to form spores when the environment becomes unsuitable for their survival.

How Does PCR Test Work

The PCR test is a method to find a particular segment of a gene and helps in identifying disease causing micro-organism. The samples for this test can be taken from the affected area.

How N-95 Mask Works

Cn N-95 mask is a respiratory protective device with high filtration efficiency to airborne particles. The droplets larger than the size of .3 microns won’t pass through N-95 masks.

How Ventilators Work

The ventilator works by bringing oxygen to the lungs and taking carbon dioxide out of the lungs. This allows a patient who has trouble breathing to receive the proper amount of oxygen.