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The role of peer mentors in nursing

ABSTRACT: Mentors within an educational setting have traditionally been teachers and counsellors. Students mentors offer an alternative approach. Peer mentors have been shown to be superior to traditional mentors for reducing students’ levels of stress…


The Reality Behind our Dreams

Introduction Why do we dream? How does our brain manufacture dreams? How do they relate to our consciousness? These are questions that neuroscientists have been trying to answer for the past few decades, in an…


Viruses: the ally or the enemy?

Introduction Viruses are often considered monsters; they cause disease, ruin crops, and sometimes cannot be treated by medical means. However, in recent years, science has allowed us to harness the therapeutic potential of viruses. Through…



The Present and Future of Bionic Prosthetics

My first real exposure to prosthetics was, funnily enough, through video games. From shooting with nano-augmentations in Deus Ex to playing detective with Rhys’s cybernetic eye in the Borderlands series, it’s clear that the development…




Trust me, I’m a doctor

What comes to mind when you think about pigeons? Flying rats? Waddling fowls? How about medical professionals? As outlandish as this notion appears, it isn’t nearly as far-fetched as one might think. A recent study…