Ouabain: From Poison To Contraceptive

July 5, 2018 0

Despite the myriad of contraceptive methods designed for women, the options for men have generally relied on vasectomy or use of condoms.1 Recently, however, researchers from the American Chemical Society have investigated the potential of […]

An evaluation of low-carb diets: Fad or fact?

February 28, 2018 0

The Atkins diet has emerged in recent years as a serious contender among diets. Rising above many other fad diets by allowing its adherents to eat the fat-heavy foods that most other diets forbid, low-carb […]

Will Biohacking Echo the Personal Computer Revolution?

January 24, 2018 0

Thanks to the growing open science movement – a societal shift where barriers between scientific institutions and the general population break down and there is increased hands-on involvement of laypersons in scientific research and innovation […]

The Cochlear Implant: Genocide or Medical Miracle?

January 17, 2018 0

Genocide. A word reserved for the worst of human rights atrocities—the deliberate extermination of a particular demographic. The fact that this word has been used by some to describe cochlear implants (CI) for the deaf […]

The War for CRISPR

January 10, 2018 0

Science is often viewed as the embodiment of the good in humanity. Human progress, curiosity and selflessness are all revered principles within the scientific community, and the pursuit of truth is said to be held […]

Yingfu Li: A Forerunner in DNA Diagnostics

December 29, 2017 0

Dr. Yingfu Li is a Professor of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University, an associate editor of the Journal of Molecular Evolution, and is a Canada Research Chair in nucleic acids research. His work explores […]

How Do New Species Arise?

December 29, 2017 0

A modern definition of “species” focuses on a shared gene pool and reproductive ability. Based on this definition, in order to determine what mutations give rise to new species, we should consider what mutations cause […]

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