Demystifying Medicine 2022 Videos

  • The Mysteries of the Gut Microbiome

    April 18, 2022 by Hannah Page, Smeet Solanki, Afrooz Kaviani, Hannah Showers and Wesley Tam
    • Demystifying Medicine
    How much do you really know about your gut, and how it can affect your body? This video will compare Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease, in order to debunk myths surrounding the similarities of these disorders.
  • Plastic Eating Bacteria

    April 14, 2022 by Sarah Afshar, Austin Barr, Rachel Carson, Emma Koster, and Nathalia Kulatunga
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video we will cover plastic, how plastic is degraded, bacteria, and the specifics of plastic eating bacteria. We will discuss a timeline over which plastic eating bacteria was discovered, current research, limitations and challenges, and future research necessary within the field.
  • The Galleri Test

    April 13, 2022 by Helly Shah, Talia Amir, Alexandro Chu, Keny Patel, and Srustie Patel
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The Galleri test is a promising alternative screening test for certain types of cancers that has yet to be cleared by the FDA.
  • Ethics of Denying Health Care to the Unvaccinated

    April 7, 2022 by Yijinmide Buren, Tyler Gilman, Matthew Kwan, and Harikrishnaa Ba Ramaraju
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The subject of healthcare delivery to unvaccinated populations has recently been a hotly debated topic with reports of clinicians denying services to individuals on the basis of their vaccination status.
  • Debunking 4 Common Myths About Omicron

    April 6, 2022 by McMaster Students
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video was made with the intention of debunking 4 major myths that have been circulating in modern society about the new COVID-19 Omicron variant.
  • Recent Breakthroughs in Xenotransplantation

    April 4, 2022 by Sabhat Khan, Pukhraj Gaheer, and Hani Fakhri
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video discusses the topic of cross-species transplantation, the existing knowledge gap, future directions, and the potential use of xenotransplantation in medicine.
  • What makes Omicron different?

    March 31, 2022 by Amna Abbas, Parmida Behnia, Nicole Christakis and Lyba Sheraz
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video outlines how the Omicron variant differs from the delta variants of the Sars-Cov-2 coronavirus.
  • The science of xenotransplantation and how it can change our world

    March 30, 2022 by Mohaimen Ibrahim, Anusha Desai, Hasan Salman, and Samara Hasan
    • Demystifying Medicine
    By drawing on David Bennett's recent pig heart xenotransplantation, we explore the genetic modifications that made this surgery possible, explore the implications of the current surgery and how it will impact the organ transplant waiting list.
  • Demystifying Medicine Podcast Measles Virus Edition

    March 28, 2022 by Yijinmide Buren, Tyler Gilman, Matthew Kwan, and Harikrishnaa Ba Ramaraju
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This podcast features an interview with Dr. Caitlyn Mullarkey, a distinguished member of McMaster’s department of Biochemistry and Biomedical sciences, and dives into the pathogenesis, transmission and epidemiology of Measles virus.
  • Why I bite my nails

    March 24, 2022 by Jordan Chin, Saba Bhatti, and Viktoriya Bilyk
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The video introduces Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours (BFRBs) as a reason for nail biting.
  • Klinefelter Syndrome 101

    March 23, 2022 by Sarah Afshar, Rachel Carson, Emma Koster, and Nathalia Kulatunga
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video briefly explores chromosomes and then discusses the basics of Klinefelter syndrome, its diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, and areas for further research.
  • Intro to Alzheimer’s Disease

    March 21, 2022 by Smeet Solanki, Afrooz Kaviani, Hannah Page, Hannah Showers and Wesley Tam
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will give the viewer a detailed understanding of the creation and the deterioration of the brain.
  • How to increase your Motivation

    March 17, 2022 by McMaster Students
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video is about ways to increase motivation through heightened dopamine level action.
  • Iron Deficiency - What You Need To Know When Your Iron Levels Are Low

    March 16, 2022 by Raquel Melanson, Sonia Beheshtinia, Sanari Wickramaratne, and Luxiga Thanabalachandran
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will outline the common symptoms of iron deficiency, the role iron plays in the body, what causes iron deficiency, the three stages of iron deficiency, and treatments.
  • Know the Glow - A Deeper Dive into Retinoblastoma

    March 14, 2022 by Srustie Patel, Talia Amir, Alexandro Chu, Keny Patel, and Helly Shah
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video discusses Retinoblastoma, its underlying causes, as well as current treatment options and research on new treatments.
  • Gut Microbiota and Mood: Can you eat your way to happiness?

    March 10, 2022 by Hani Fakhri, Sabhat Khan, and Pukhraj Gaheer
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video discusses recent discoveries that reveal a link between gut microbial composition and mood disorders.
  • Living With Orthorexia Nervosa

    March 9, 2022 by Galam Kim, Mumtaz Omar, Shireen Gill, & Diana Gjonaj
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video was created to illustrate the thoughts and habits of someone who lives with Orthorexia Nervosa.
  • More than just naughty kids: Getting to know Conduct Disorder

    March 7, 2022 by Theoktisti Dimakis, Nitara Fernando, and Mahnoor Akram
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video explains the DSM-5 definition and criteria for Conduct Disorder, mechanisms by which it arises, abnormalities in brain structure, and potential treatment options.
  • What Effect Does Cannabis Use Have During Pregnancy?

    March 3, 2022 by Michelle Gavac, Navneet Narayanan, Kristyn Guglielmin, Kavian Taghizadeh, and Osama Hashmi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video aims to describe shed light on some of the lesser known effects that Marijuana might have on human bodies, including teenagers and pregnant women.
  • Preoperative Anxiety in Children

    March 2, 2022 by Arjun Nair, Haniyyah Mahmood, Liberty Liu, and Ramsha Mansoor
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video aims to describe preoperative anxiety in children, along with an introduction to a potential treatment method that was created by researchers at McMaster University.
  • The Conversation surrounding Ivermectin (aka Horse Medicine) For COVID-19 Treatment / Prevention

    February 28, 2022 by Arjun Nair, Haniyyah Mahmood, Liberty Liu, and Ramsha Mansoor
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video aims to look at science DIS-information through the lens of Ivermectin, a drug that has not been approved by the Center Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment option for COVID-19 but has been used by some members of the population.
  • #KidZone: How wounds heal

    February 24, 2022 by McMaster Students
    • Demystifying Medicine
    #KidZone - McMaster students have here made a song to try to explain the biological process of wound healing.
  • The Science of Getting Drunk

    February 23, 2022 by Mavis Lyons, Morgan Martin and John Le
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video aims to describe the molecular mechanisms that occur in your body when you drink alcohol.
  • The Key to Unlocking Cancer Treatment?

    February 21, 2022 by Simran Saggu, Hadia Saleem, and Amirreza Taghabadi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video provides viewers with an introduction and exploration of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy.
  • Can an Anti-Algorithm “fix” healthcare?

    February 17, 2022 by Andrew Tokatly, Ye Bin Shin, Eunkyo (Stella) Choe, Mubariz Maqsood
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video examines personalized and generalized algorithms used in social media platforms and healthcare systems respectively and the biases that could arise from each system.
  • The Role of Robots in Medicine

    February 16, 2022 by Samuel Park, Madison Hunter, Areesha Saeed, and Lovejot Mangat
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video presents a timeline of the role of robots in medicine throughout history, exploring the roles of first-generation and second-generation robots in medical surgeries. The video concludes with what the future of medical robots aim to become.
  • Vaccine Hesitancy: Past, Present, and Future

    February 14, 2022 by Brock Hoard, Mitchell Pellarin, Amitha Rozairo, and Hafsa Saleem
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video explores the history of vaccine hesitancy and mistrust to showcase that this is not a new issue. It discusses where this hesitancy stems from, dating back to the smallpox epidemic in the 1700s when the first formal vaccination was used, all the way to the infamous 1998 paper where a physician claimed that the MMR vaccine could cause autism.
  • Why Do I Need the COVID 19 Booster?

    February 12, 2022 by Anusha Desai, Abdalmuhaymen Ibrahim, Hasan Salman, and Samara Hasan
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video explains why, due to decreasing antibody levels, and the rise of new variants, the COVID-19 booster is necessary.
  • Artificial Placenta: Tiny Tech with Massive Impacts on Premature Infants

    February 10, 2022 by Mustafa Azhar, Cristina D’Aversa, Watfa Abou Kaaf, and Ayesha Ahmad
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video discusses how artificial placenta technology works and its applications.
  • Eat Yourself with Intermittent Fasting

    February 9, 2022 by Zayni-Dean Al-Azawi, Michael Celejewski, and Eunice Tunggal
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video gives a brief overview of what intermittent fasting is and what it does to your body.
  • Who Can We Trust: A Look At Obstetric Violence

    February 7, 2022 by Maddie Burnett, Nawal Hamza, Judah Izsak and Yousef Abumustafa
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video gives a brief overview of what obstetric violence is and the detrimental effects it can have on birthing people.
  • Digging deeper into Depression

    February 3, 2022 by Karanvir Gill, Manvir Chima and Umama Zafran
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will discuss the symptoms and treatment of various types of depressive disorders, including Psychotic Depression, Dysthymia, and Seasonal Affective Disorder.
  • Botox: A Cure For Migraines?

    February 2, 2022 by Rachel Dombrower, Devena Mahabir, Edward Shen & Hamza Be
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will be focusing on a new innovative technology of using Botox as a preventative treatment for chronic migraines, touching on its origin, typical uses and side effects, then moving onto its preventative treatment usage.
  • Artificial Intelligence: A Revolution for Cancer Screening & Detection

    January 31, 2022 by Maha Saleem, Julia Labricciosa, Kevin Park & Zain Daudi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video presents the current use of artificial intelligence in cancer screening and detection.
  • The Road to 3D Printed Organs

    January 27, 2022 by Apameh Golkar, Danielle Dagher, Gagan Dhami, and Roaa Hussam
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video presents a holistic overview of this technology and answers some questions you may have about printing biological structures using living cells and other biological materials.
  • PCOS - An Update

    January 26, 2022 by Ashvini R, Chrishma P, Sadanee P
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video describes the basic background, causes, social stigmas, and new treatments of Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Liar Liar… Examining the Science of Lying

    January 24, 2022 by Ashvini R, Chrishma P, Sadanee P
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will give viewers a basic understanding of the science behind lying and demystify some notions about lying in certain disorders.
  • RNA Therapeutics: The future of personalized medicine

    January 20, 2022 by Arjun Patel, Konark Patel, Minahil Nadeem, and Vanessa Natareno
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will discuss RNA-based therapeutics which have the potential to revolutionize healthcare. These therapies directly target the causative agents or pathways of the disease.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: An InterdiSCIplinary Approach

    January 19, 2022 by Alaanah Bhanji, Andrew Canete, Peter Kao, Aimun Shah
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will discuss spinal cord injuries: their classifications, effects, treatments, and perspectives on disability.
  • What is nanomedicine?

    January 17, 2022 by Srushti Patel, Karly Endres, Sara Ibrahim, & Katherine Toy
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will discuss what nanotechnology is and provide you with its application in the field of medicine.
  • Cultural Tightness & Science Mistrust/Hesitancy

    January 13, 2022 by Andrew Tokatly, Ye Bin Shin, Eunkyo (Stella) Choe, Mubariz Maqsood
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video examines how the strength of social norms and degrees of punishments within a culture, specifically referred to as the cultural tightness/looseness, influences populations’ mistrust/hesitancy in science.
  • Can I drive high?

    January 12, 2022 by Vysh Satyajit, Hibo Rijal, Iman Adani, Maham Tariq and Amanpreet Singh
    • Demystifying Medicine
    With the recent legalization of cannabis in Canada, it now raises the question of how do we define and identify cannabis impairment while driving?
  • Debunking the Myth that Epidurals increase the need for a C section

    January 12, 2022 by Ayesha Ahmad, Cristina D'Aversa, Watfa Abou Kaaf, and Mustafa Azhar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video dives into the reasons why the original study that started the myth that epidurals can cause c-sections came to the inaccurate conclusion that it did.
  • Mercury Exposure Through Fish Consumption

    January 10, 2022 by Allan Li, Gurkaran Chhaggar, Mateo Orrantia, Nadia Mohammed
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video explores the effects of mercury on the body that is consumed through fish.
  • Rapid review of rapid tests for COVID-19

    January 9, 2022 by Maral Aminaei, Stefano Biasi, Lauren Birchenough, and Wendy Tang
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video provides an overview of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests and also describes the process of taking a rapid test at home.
  • #Shorts - How to Identify Disinformation Online

    January 9, 2022 by Allan Li, Gurkaran Chaggar, Nadia Mohammed and Mateo Orrantia
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This YouTube #Shorts is a brief overview of tips and tricks to identify disinformation online.
  • Get Swabbed and Save a Life

    January 9, 2022 by Pareesa Ali, Olivia Wilson, Rishi Thangarajah
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will teach you about stem cells, and the process of stem cell donation.
  • OCD vs OCPD

    January 8, 2022 by Kourosh Hariri, Nahal Emami Far, Alvina Hussain
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video we are going to explore the differences between obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD).
  • Phytoestrogens and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)

    January 6, 2022 by Zayni-Dean Al-Azawi, Michael Celejewski, and Eunice Tunggal
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will discuss isoflavones, which are considered to be among the most estrogenic phytoestrogens, to answer the question of whether isoflavones are truly endocrine disruptors.
  • #Shorts - The Key to Unlocking Cancer Treatment?

    January 6, 2022 by Hadia Saleem, Simran Saggu, and Amirreza Taghabadi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will take viewers through the various molecular players involved, the general immune pathway and how CAR T-cell therapy is performed.
  • #Shorts - Fussy Eating...Or Eating Disorder

    January 5, 2022 by Hadia Saleem, Simran Saggu, and Amirreza Taghabadi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Our video provides viewers with an introduction to the eating disorder, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID for short).
  • #Shorts - Can New Stents Save Lives?

    January 5, 2022 by Hadia Saleem, Simran Saggu, and Amirreza Taghabadi
    • Demystifying Medicine
  • Misinformation in medicine: the Covid-19 Vaccine and Myopericarditis

    January 5, 2022 by Karanvir Gill, Manvir Chima and Umama Zafran
    • Demystifying Medicine
    There is a lot of misinformation in medicine; especially around the Coronavirus mRNA vaccine. In this video, we will discuss how misinformation can circulate, the study that sparked further misinformation, as well as potential issues with the study.
  • Insulin is Cheap to Make. So How Come It's So Expensive?

    January 4, 2022 by Zayni-Dean Al-Azawi, Michael Celejewski, and Eunice Tunggal
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The patent to insulin was sold in 1922 for a single dollar, but now, although production costs only at most 8 dollars, a single vial can cost 85 dollars for a patient to procure. Watch more to discover why this is the case.
  • Gingivitis - How Can I Fight This

    January 3, 2022 by Andrew Canete, Peter Kao, Alaanah Bhanji, and Aimun Shah
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will explain everything you need to know about gingivitis, from its causes, to treatments, to risk factors.



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