Fall semester 2016

  • Kidney failure and transplantation

    December 8, 2016 by Allan Tran, Kimberly Dias, Waleed Dillon, Agamsharan Patel and Carter McInnisf
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at the processes involved in end-stage renal disease (ESRD), otherwise known as kidney failure.
  • Does an apple a day keep the doctor away?

    December 8, 2016 by Allan Tran, Kimberly Dias, Waleed Dillon, Agamsharan Patel and Carter McInnis
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at the health and nutritional benefits of eating apples.
  • Antioxidants and aging: A radical theory

    December 8, 2016 by Erika Opingari, Brenton Wong, Coomal Rashid, Healey Schulman and Kavena Sivakumar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Examines the process of aging and the role of antioxidants and free radicals in the body.
  • Hips don't lie: Hip anatomy and hip fractures

    December 8, 2016 by Erika Opingari, Brenton Wong, Coomal Rashid, Healey Schulman and Kavena Sivakumar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Discusses the anatomy of the hip joint, its importance for mobility and risk factors for hip fractures.
  • How does the system of organ transplantation work?

    December 6, 2016 by Noor Al-Switi, Owais Mian, Kailey Veitch, Muhammed Aydin and Aneesha Ghosh
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Discusses the system of organ transplantation following the death of a patient with a focus on liver transplantation.
  • Chronic mental disorders

    December 5, 2016 by Zubair Banoor, Jaskeerat Kaur, Sina Nastarani, Kritika Seth and Monica Persaud
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Provides information about three chronic mental illnesses: anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder.
  • How do MRI, PET and CAT scans work?

    December 5, 2016 by Zubair Banoor, Jaskeerat Kaur, Sina Nastarani, Kritika Seth and Monica Persaud
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Compares the relative advantages of MRI, PET and CAT scans to specific medical situations as well as risks to patients.
  • Vaccines and autism: How the myth started

    December 3, 2016 by Jilin Zhang, Priya Kannankulathu, Danil Kopylov, Semir Bulle and Kamran Badalov
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Source of myth that vaccines cause autism and the characteristics of both vaccines and autism
  • What is a stroke?

    December 3, 2016 by Chantal Gillett, Shalini Namathirtham, Tanya Kakkar, Harris Joseph and Kahiye Warsame
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Defines stroke by looking at the two main types: ischemic and hemorrhagic.
  • Stroke: Controllable and uncontrollable risk factors

    December 3, 2016 by Chantal Gillett, Shalini Namathirtham, Tanya Kakkar, Harris Joseph and Kahiye Warsame
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at risks factors for having a stroke.
  • Stroke: Treatments

    December 3, 2016 by Chantal Gillett, Shalini Namathirtham, Tanya Kakkar, Harris Joseph and Kahiye Warsame
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Identifies the symptoms of stroke and the treatment options.
  • To sleep or not to sleep?

    December 2, 2016 by Chantal Gillett, Shalini Namathirtham, Tanya Kakkar, Harris Joseph and Kahiye Warsame
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Discusses the need for sleep and benefits of sleep including memory consolidation, how sleep affects the body's mechanisms and how sleep affects interactions with other people.
  • Basics of organ rejection

    December 2, 2016 by Mateen Akhtar, Tamandeep Khangura, Andrew Nashed, Humaira Nakhuda and Vyshnavi Mahendran
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Provides information about how the human immune system protects against foreign bodies through the recognition of antigens.
  • Does turmeric prevent Alzheimer's?

    December 2, 2016 by Chantal Gillett, Shalini Namathirtham, Tanya Kakkar, Harris Joseph and Kahiye Warsame
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Investigates therapeutic potential of curcumin, a substance found in turmeric, to prevent Alzheimer’s disease
  • Are you a potential kidney recipient?

    November 27, 2016 by Shalini Namathirtham, Tanya Kakkar, Harris Joseph, Chantal Gillett and Kahiye Warsame.
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Provides insight into the factors and tests that must be considered before matching a kidney recipient with a donor.
  • What Is Cystic Fibrosis?

    November 24, 2016 by Prabhnoor Ghuman, Julie Fayez, Aditya Sikand and Kopica Thayaparan
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The video presents the basic biological principles behind CF, an overview of the disease and available treatment options.
  • Cystic fibrosis and lung transplants

    November 22, 2016 by Erika Opingari, Brenton Wong, Coomal Rashid, Healey Schulman and Kavena Sivakumar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video overviews cystic fibrosis — a genetic disease that causes trouble breathing and lung infection due to a buildup of mucus.
  • Kidney transplants: Urine luck!

    November 22, 2016 by Erika Opingari, Brenton Wong, Coomal Rashid, Healey Schulman and Kavena Sivakumar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at kidney transplants, a procedure performed on patients with chronic kidney disease or kidney failure.
  • Transplantation: Process to outcomes

    October 26, 2016 by Erika Opingari, Brenton Wong, Coomal Rashid, Healey Schulman and Kavena Sivakumar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at organ transplantation, the role of the immune system, the reasons behind the rejection and how to prevent it from occurring.