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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…





Using stem cells to grow a living brain

Written by Sarah Asbury, Biochemistry Class of 2019, McMaster University   When scientists discovered how to reprogram skin cells into neurons, research on neurological disorders broadened. Disorders of the brain have been historically difficult to…