Fall semester 2020

  • Cannabis and Parkinson's Disease

    January 22, 2021 by Simran Matharu, Mahek Minhas and Micaela McNulty
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video we will define Parkinson’s disease and cannabis, explain how cannabis can help with PD, and physician perspectives on prescribing cannabis.
  • Pica: An Unspoken Eating Disorder

    January 20, 2021 by Navroop Gosal, Jiayi Mo, Xiuyuan Song and Sara Warsi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In the following video we discuss the prevalence, causes, complications and treatments associated with Pica in order to raise greater awareness for this condition.
  • Our Future of Mental Health Treatment (AI)

    January 19, 2021 by Yashar Lariei, Kate Kim, Liz Jacob
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The video will discuss artificial intelligence (AI) being used and how it will be used in the future for the treatment of mental health.
  • The Ins and Outs of XP (Xeroderma pigmentosum)

    January 18, 2021 by Mark Bertone, Jasmine Leung, Teja Koi and Maha Arif
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video, we will discuss what XP is, the DNA mechanism that causes XP, ongoing research to find a cure, as well as diagnosis, symptoms and disease management.
  • Why do we have different alcohol tolerances?

    January 15, 2021 by Arvin Gholami, Calvin Gomes, and Kiki Hudson
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Watch us explain how our body processes alcohol and discover what factors are involved in determining our tolerance towards alcohol.
  • How it’s Made: Skin Cancer

    January 14, 2021 by Shahrukh Khan, Neelam Farrakh and Kriti Kakar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video investigates the molecular mechanisms by which skin cancer is formed.
  • Towards a Cure for Acute Myeloid Leukemia by combining Epigenetics and Stem Cell Transplantation

    January 13, 2021 by Dr. Tobias Berg
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Acute Myeloid Leukemia as a Model Disease and the role of allogeneic stem cell transplantation in its treatment.
  • What is a focal seizure?

    January 13, 2021 by Manpreet Chopra, Jasleen Gill, Zoe Huang, Sriraam Sivachandran, and Melanie Yang
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will focus on one type of seizure known as focal seizures.
  • Uncovering Opioid Addiction

    January 12, 2021 by Alexandra Marques, Armin Sariaslani, and Emilyanne Stocks
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video illustrates the hardships that single mother Jane struggles with after being prescribed opioids.
  • Going Above and Beyond with Beyond Meat

    January 11, 2021 by Jasmine Leung, Maha Arif, Mark Bertone, and Teja Koi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Today we will be comparing regular meat products to meat alternatives like the beyond burger.
  • Beta-Thalassemia

    January 8, 2021 by Paniz Poursharif and Sakshi Sinha
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video discusses beta-thalassemia, which is an inherited disorder that can be passed from parent to child.
  • Alcohol Consumption: Our Physiological and Neurological Responses

    January 7, 2021 by Noah Stancati, Michelle Huynh and Amelinda Firdauzy
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The purpose of this video is to demonstrate the effects of alcohol on the body from both a physiological and neurological stance.
  • The Complement System

    January 6, 2021 by Jiawen Deng, Jiawei Sun, Simran Saini, Gurratan Gill
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The video ends with an illustration of how those powerful tiny bombs (proteins) contribute to the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Medical Miracles: The Discovery of Antibiotics

    January 5, 2021 by Kunwar Karim, Sajid Wariach and Kashif Daud
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video mainly focuses upon the discovery of penicillin and the events leading up it becoming one of the most widely used antibiotics in the history of medicine.
  • Decoding Dystonia

    January 4, 2021 by Faran Chaudhry, Ali Al-Humuzi, and Denver Della-Vedova
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Through a unique journey, this video aims to showcase the difficulties of living with a disorder the average person is unfamiliar with – dystonia.
  • How Can You Prevent Shingles

    January 4, 2021 by Simran Matharu, Mahek Minhas and Micaela McNulty
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video, we will define shingles and vaccines, introduce SHINGRIX, and explain the mechanism of SHINGRIX in the body.
  • Exploring the Clinical Efficacy of Medicinal Cannabis in Cancer Patients

    January 1, 2021 by Piraveenaa Baskaran, Zein Abdul-Rahman, and Agnya Batra
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will initially explain the endocannabinoid system such that the viewer can better understand the underlying biochemical mechanisms and pathways that are commonly referenced in the video.
  • Immune Response Explained: T-Cell Activation

    December 30, 2020 by Navroop Gosal, Jiayi Mo, Xiuyuan Song and Sara Warsi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will introduce you to Helper and Cytotoxic T-cells, and describe the mechanism by which they are activated when encountered by a pathogen.
  • A Day in the Life of Anorexia Nervosa

    December 29, 2020 by Ghofran Al-Adimi, Alyssa Adamo and Sharon Chernyak
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video reenacts common symptoms and practices of someone suffering from anorexia nervosa. Please note, this video contains only general information for educational purposes only.
  • A Deep Dive into Hepatitis C

    December 28, 2020 by Abdel-Rahman Mohamed-El Faki, Maiura Muralitharan, and Mansi Patel
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will give you insight of statistics in Canada as well as globally on cure rate, survival rate, and death rates of HCV.
  • Adaptive Immune System Explained

    December 25, 2020 by Vanessa D’Ambrosio, Jia Hui Du, and Jennifer Dang
    • Demystifying Medicine
    A surface-level overview of the major components of the adaptive immune system.
  • Medical Miracle: The Eradication of Smallpox

    December 23, 2020 by Kunwar Karim, Sajid Wariach and Kashif Daud
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The topics of immunology and herd immunity are briefly touched upon in this video with an explanation from Dr. Khizar Karim M.D who is an alumni of the Demystifying Medicine Youtube channel.
  • What do YOU know about depression?

    December 22, 2020 by Ghofran Al-Adimi, Alyssa Adamo and Sharon Chernyak
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Our video includes 3 people that are asked 5 questions about depression. Please note, this video contains only general information. It is not intended to replace physician advice and diagnosis.
  • An Epidemic in a Pandemic: The Opioid Crisis During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    December 21, 2020 by Kavya Patel, Michelle Mariaprabhu, & Hafsa Mir
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will explain those factors, as well as delve deeper into certain communities that are being affected by these limitations.
  • The Truth Behind Acupuncture

    December 18, 2020 by Julie Cho, Saad Ahmed, Vivek Parmar, Anisa Rana, Barjot Gill
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Acupuncture is the popular form of alternative medicine that entails pricking your skin with fine needles.
  • How Vaccines Help Us! | #KidZone

    December 17, 2020 by Susanna MacLeod, Guneet Mahal and Gursharan Mann
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will highlight research regarding immune system function, how vaccines work, herd immunity, and the importance of receiving a vaccine in a pandemic.
  • The Impact of Public Masking During the Covid-19 Pandemic

    December 17, 2020 by Amelinda Firdauzy, Michelle Huynh, and Noah Stancati
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video describes the benefits of wearing masks (e.g. preventing the spread and potential community-level immunity due to reduced viral loads) and what your role is during this pandemic.
  • Targeted Dream Incubation (TDI): Manipulating Your Dreams

    December 16, 2020 by Aniqa Chaudhry, Mohammad Farzbod, and Danial Aminaei
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Scientists at MIT have developed a new wearable electronic device called “Dormio” that can be used to enable “Targeted Dream Incubation” or TDI.
  • Healing the Healers (ft. Dr. Mitchell Abrams)

    December 15, 2020 by Aniqa Chaudhry, Mohammad Farzbod, and Danial Aminaei
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video we will discuss mindfulness and meditation as a method of relieving stress and anxiety with guest speaker, Dr. Mitchell Abrams.
  • PTSD & Cannabis: Help or Hurt

    December 14, 2020 by Kunwar Karim, Sajid Wariach and Kashif Daud
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The focus of the video is to determine if there is any link between Cannabis usage and symptom reduction in individuals suffering from PTSD.
  • Coronaviruses: The Old & The New

    December 13, 2020 by Zein Abdul-Rahman, Agnya Batra, and Piraveenaa Baskaran
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video serves to describe coronaviruses, distinguish between SARS-CoV, SARS-CoV-2, and MERS-CoV.
  • Thalassemia | A Glimpse into the Patient Experience

    December 12, 2020 by Aniqa Chaudhry, Mohammad Farzbod, and Danial Aminaei
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will take you through an overview of Thalassemia, including a discussion of the molecular mechanisms of its pathology, symptoms, diagnosis, current and novel treatments that aim to cure the condition.
  • Fluoxetine – The New Remedy For Depression?

    December 11, 2020 by Amelinda Firdauzy, Michelle Huynh, Noah Stancati
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video covers topics of depression, general information regarding fluoxetine (e.g., side effects, dosage), as well as the biological mechanism of the fluoxetine and how it is used to combat depression.
  • Children's Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    December 10, 2020 by Harleen Sangha, Rose Yazdan-Parast, Ashkan Samienezhad, & Elena Ricci
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video provides some insight on home safety, transition to online learning, nutrition and exercise, the impact on special needs children, video games, and many more environmental factors that impair a child’s mental health and physical perception of the world around them.
  • Parkinson's & Huntington's: What's the difference?

    December 9, 2020 by Kavya Patel, Michelle Mariaprabhu, & Hafsa Mir
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will explain the motor circuit in the brain that is responsible for Parkinson's and Huntington's Disease and how they differ from each other.
  • COVID-19 and Mental Health

    December 8, 2020 by Kriti Kakar, Shahrukh Khan and Neelam Farrakh
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The target audience for this video is the general public including adolescents and teenagers who are more likely to indirectly spread the disease.
  • Breaking Down Brown Fat - Treatment for Obesity & Diabetes

    December 7, 2020 by Aniqa Chaudhry, Mohammad Farzbod, and Danial Aminaei
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will take you through an overview of the conditions, pathology and symptoms of Obesity and Diabetes.
  • Living with Leukodystrophy

    December 4, 2020 by Denver Della-Vedova, Faran Chaudhry, and Ali Al-Humuzi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video strives to address this knowledge gap regarding Leukodystrophy in an informative, engaging, yet accessible manner.
  • Mechanisms Leading to Accelerated Progression in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

    December 3, 2020 by Dr. Cory Hogaboam
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This webinar was held on Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020 at 10 AM EST, with Dr. Cory M. Hogaboam, a Professor of Medicine in the Women’s Guild Lung Institute at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.
  • What’s Behind the Mask A Denier’s Perspective

    December 3, 2020 by Ali Al-Humuzi, Faran Chaudhry, and Denver Della-Vedova
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video helps demonstrate the effectiveness of face mask by answering common questions anti-maskers impose: What are masks? How do they work? Are they even effective?
  • Hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19: A viable cure?

    December 3, 2020 by Susanna MacLeod, Guneet Mahal, and Gursharan Mann
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video highlights recent research evidence regarding the use of Hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19.
  • COVID-19 vs Influenza (Flu)

    December 2, 2020 by Alexandra Marques, Armin Sariaslani, and Emilyanne Stocks
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The goal of this video will be to educate you about the differences and similarities between these COVID-19 and the flu.
  • Weed and Teens

    December 2, 2020 by Gurratan Gill, Jiawei Sun, Jiawen (Fred) Deng and Simran Saini
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video we cover what marijuana is and the effects it has on teenagers.
  • Let's Talk Botox

    December 1, 2020 by Navroop Gosal, Jiayi Mo, Xiuyuan Song and Sara Warsi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Learn about the formation of facial lines, how Botox works and the short-term and long-term effects of this procedure.
  • Food insecurity Leading a life Without Sustenance in Canada

    November 30, 2020 by Mark Bertone, Jasmine Leung, Maha Arif, Teja Koi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video addresses it’s prevalence within Canada, policies aimed to aid food insecurities.
  • A Conversation about Racism in Medicine

    November 26, 2020 by Dr. Kassia Johnson
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Learn to better understand the constructs of race and racism in society, to learn about the connections between racism and medicine.
  • Cats, Dogs, and COVID-19: What you need to know

    November 26, 2020 by Jiawen Deng, Jiawei Sun, Simran Saini, Gurratan Gill
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video talks about COVID-19 infection between domestic animals (dogs and cats).
  • The Science Behind Déjà Vu

    November 26, 2020 by Julie Cho, Saad Ahmed, Vivek Parmar, Anisa Rana and Barjot Gill
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video highlights four different theories, or explanations by scientists considering its relationship to memory and neurological phenomena.
  • Academic Entrepreneurship: A new career path for researchers

    November 25, 2020 by Terry Li and Abhiti Kuhad (ft. Dr. Milica Vukmirovic)
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video describes academic entrepreneurship, a new career path where researchers have the unique opportunity to continue their academic research while also developing their own company - startup.
  • Chikungunya Virus: A Vector-borne Disease Explained

    November 24, 2020 by Kherto Ahmed, Sue Cha, and Teshan Dias Desinghe
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video is all about the Chikungunya Virus! Not many individuals are aware of this virus and its impact on a global scale.
  • Psychopaths: Inside the Mind of a Prisoner

    November 23, 2020 by Manpreet Chopra, Jasleen Gill, Zoe Huang, Sriraam Sivachandran and Melanie Yang
    • Demystifying Medicine
    We take a closer look at the criteria an individual must check off in order to be deemed a psychopath.
  • Never Wear Glasses or Contact Lenses Ever Again

    November 20, 2020 by Arvin Gholami, Calvin Gomes, and Kiki Hudson
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video illustrates the uses, process and effectiveness of LASIK surgery.
  • Remdesivir. Can it save us from this pandemic?

    November 19, 2020 by Mahek Minhas, Simran Matharu and Micaela McNulty
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This antiviral holds a great deal of promise and is an exciting discovery in the field of medicine.
  • COVID-19 Testing Progress Report: Part 2 (Antibody Testing)

    November 19, 2020 by Maiura Muralitharan, Mansi Patel and Abdel-Rahman Mohamed-El Faki
    • Demystifying Medicine
    We delve deeper into PCR tests; more specifically, how coronavirus is diagnosed through the PCR tests, its advantages and disadvantages.
  • COVID-19 Testing Progress Report: Part 1 (PCR Testing)

    November 18, 2020 by Maiura Muralitharan, Mansi Patel and Abdel-Rahman Mohamed-El Faki
    • Demystifying Medicine
    We delve deeper into PCR tests; more specifically, how coronavirus is diagnosed through the PCR tests, its advantages and disadvantages.
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye): Explained

    November 18, 2020 by Shahrukh Khan, Neelam Farrakh and Kriti Kakar
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will go on to explain the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of pink-eye.
  • The Seasonal Flu and Covid-19

    November 17, 2020 by Mavis Lyons, Morgan Martin and John Le
    • Demystifying Medicine
    How can the flu vaccine help to fight the Covid-19 pandemic? Watch to find out!
  • Antiseptic techniques: To clean or not to clean?

    November 16, 2020 by Andy Wu, Marut Patel, Syed Syeddan
    • Demystifying Medicine
    The video will highlight the history of these techniques, the pivotal scientists involved, how it is currently performed in medical institutions and the relevance of these techniques in our lives today.
  • Turner Syndrome 101

    November 13, 2020 by Mavis Lyons, Morgan Martin and John Le
    • Demystifying Medicine
    This video will explore how non-disjunction during meiosis can give rise to a variety of disorders including Turner Syndrome.
  • Covid and the Brain. Part I

    November 12, 2020 by Sukhsahij Gill, Katrina Hartmann and Mahima Joshi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Through the lens of Sarah, our theoretical patient, this video discusses what neurological symptoms of COVID-19 are, and what a typical patient who displays serious symptoms may look like, and what may happen to them once transferred into the healthcare system.
  • Autism in Females Maya’s Story

    November 11, 2020 by Alexandra Marques, Armin Sariaslani, and Emilyanne Stocks
    • Demystifying Medicine
    We will be following the journey of Maya and how going undiagnosed for autism can impact the life of young girls.
  • Dissecting Cosmetic Surgery Rhinoplasty Part II

    November 10, 2020 by Sukhsahij Gill, Katrina Hartmann and Mahima Joshi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Focus on cosmetic tourism, one of the most common being rhinoplasty, and the serious complications if medical safety procedures are not followed.
  • Yeast Infections: Debunked

    November 9, 2020 by Alyssa Adamo, Ghofran Al-Adimi, Sharon Chernyak
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Discussion of the symptoms and treatments of vaginal yeast infections.
  • Parkinson’s Disease: What’s Happening to My Body?

    November 6, 2020 by Kherto Ahmed, Sue Cha, and Teshan Dias Desinghe
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Description of the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease and explores the life of an individual with Parkinson’s.
  • Dissecting Cosmetic Surgery Rhinoplasty Part I

    November 5, 2020 by Sukhsahij Gill, Katrina Hartmann and Mahima Joshi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Focus on rhinoplasty surgery, one of the most common and popular cosmetic surgeries.
  • Face mask myths and truths behind them

    November 4, 2020 by ordan Chin, Saba Bhatti, and Viktoriya Bilyk
    • Demystifying Medicine
    A newscaster and scientist will attempt to debunk various myths surrounding masks.
  • Aromatherapy: How Essential are Essential Oils?

    November 3, 2020 by Shilpa Tandon, Niki Sadat Afjeh, and Shefali Verma
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Overview of aromatherapy providing the different types of essential oils, their health benefits, side effects and methods of application.
  • Atopic Eczema

    November 2, 2020 by Priyanka Lamba, Makenzie Lamb, and Purviben Mahida
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Introduction to atopic eczema, its symptoms and possible causes, as well as the different treatment options.
  • How Young People Can Stop the Spread of COVID

    October 31, 2020 by Matthew Yanovski, Mohamed Gareiw, Syed Fowad Daud and Ihtisham Ahmad
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Outline of how the second wave of COVID-19 has coincided with the return of students to schools.
  • Treating Osteoarthritis “Kneetly”: MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty

    October 30, 2020 by Mansi Patel, Maiura Muralitharan, and Abdel-Rahman Mohamed-El Faki
    • Demystifying Medicine
    MAKO robotic-arm assisted surgery uses 3D imaging technology and miniaturized surgical instruments to resurface the knee for placement of the implants.
  • What Personality Are You?

    October 28, 2020 by Kate Kim, Liz Jacobs and Yashar Lariei
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Gain insight into the Myer-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment as well as briefly spotlight applications of MBTI personalities.
  • Closing the Gap: Addressing Gender Inequities in Healthcare

    October 26, 2020 by Susanna MacLeod, Guneet Mahal, and Gursharan Mann
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Highlights the healthcare inequities faced by women around the world, and proposes actions to close the Gender Health Gap.
  • Discovering Zolgensma for SMA: What goes into making the most expensive drug on the market?

    October 22, 2020 by Romina Yazdan-Parast, Harleen Sangha, Elena Ricci, and Ashkan Samienezhad
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Learn about the drug discovery process through the discovery and making of Zolgensma, the most expensive medication on the market!