Using stem cells to grow a living brain

November 19, 2018 0

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 […]

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 […]