Demystifying Medicine 2020 Videos

  • 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!
  • Salt In My Soul: An Unfinished Life

    September 29, 2020 by Diane Shader Smith
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Diane Shader Smith details the life of her daughter Mallory and her journey with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). This incredibly honest and impactful presentation pays a tribute to Mallory and her personal experience as written in the book Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life.
  • The Fastest Network to Date and How it works!

    August 17, 2020 by Yousuf Al-Zubaidi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    In this video, we will learn more about 5G towers and technology. 5G is the new generation of the cellular network.
  • The Cold Battle |#KidZone

    August 10, 2020 by Emily Grydziuszko, Nadia Kasim, and Reza Khorvash
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Welcome to the second episode of the KidZone! Have you ever wondered what bees and humans have in common? 'Bee’ sure to watch this video!
  • The Cold Battle |#KidZone

    August 3, 2020 by Emily Grydziuszko, Nadia Kasim, and Reza Khorvash
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Welcome to the very first episode of the KidZone! Ever wonder what’s happening to your body when you have a cold? Well, look no further!
  • Welcome to KidZone! Fun, Creative, Science for Children

    July 27, 2020 by Emily Grydziuszko, Nadia Kasim, and Reza Khorvash
    • Demystifying Medicine
    A new series coming on this channel for children of all ages. Be sure to subscribe to our channel (@Demystifying Medicine) on YouTube.
  • ADHD In Women and Girls: Misconceptions

    July 13, 2020 by Vivian Bai, Steffi Arkilander and Ava George
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Highlights common misconceptions of ADHD that leave women largely undiagnosed.
  • CTE: What is going on inside my head?

    June 29, 2020 by Vivian Bai, Steffi Arkilander and Ava George
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Identifies key players involved with CTE and illustrates recent treatment research.
  • Clarity amid the pandemic: Kawasaki disease and COVID-19 linkage

    June 11, 2020 by Rawan Al-Nasery, Julie Vo and Yousef Al-Zubaidi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Provides information that distinguishes between these COVID-19 and Kawasaki-like diseases in children.
  • The emergency medicine mindset

    May 20, 2020 by CanadiEM Frontline Primer team and the McMaster Demystifying Medicine Program
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Steps to think like an emergency physician.
  • GB0139 (formerly TD139): A potential therapeutic for IPF?

    May 12, 2020 by Ream Abdullah and Samina Idrees, students enrolled in HTHSCI 4D03 (Advanced Science Communication and Knowledge Translation)
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at the mechanism by which GB0139 functions and its current status within clinical trial for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
  • Music therapy for dementia: Awakening memories with Rachael Finnerty

    April 29, 2020 by Alyssa Kostopoulos, Lara Virgillo, Esha Contractor and Ali Imran
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Discusses treating dementia with music therapy, describes a typical music therapy session and compares music therapy and biomedical methods.
  • Current debates regarding supervised injection sites

    April 24, 2020 by Esha Contractor, Ali Imran, Alyssa Kostopoulos and Lara Virgilio
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Presents background and history of supervised injection sites (SIS) in Canada.
  • Emergency department culture

    April 24, 2020 by Dr. Eve Purdy, Meena Alnaja (animation) , the CanadiEM Frontline Primer team and the McMaster Demystifying Medicine Program
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at what it's like in an emergency department at a hospital.
  • Emergency department wait times: Explaining, reducing and the effect of COVID-19

    April 22, 2020 by Nazlim Bilgi, Albert Huynh, Tania Namrud, and Pouriya Sadeghighazichaki
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at what contributes to wait times in emergency departments and how to reduce it along with special notes regarding the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Marijuana and chronic pain

    April 10, 2020 by Victor Nguyen, Ghazaleh Jafarazadeh-Maleki, Vaithiegaa Mathanarajan and Karan Taghizadeh
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at medical marijuana, compounds, legality and use in the treatment of chronic pain and fibromyalgia.
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: What's the cause of my cough? Part 1

    April 10, 2020 by Amandeep Sandhu, Alexandria Martin and Vienne Yung
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Provides an overview of IPF, its symptoms and the stigma around the condition.
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: What's the cause of my cough? Part 2

    April 10, 2020 by Amandeep Sandhu, Alexandria Martin and Vienne Yung
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Discusses the mechanisms of coughing and possible treatments for IPF coughing.
  • Psychedelics and their therapeutic potential for mental illness

    April 7, 2020 by Amir Reihani, Aimen Shahzad, Youssef Zohdy and Tran Zhou
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Presents the history, mechanism of action and therapeutic application of psychedelic drugs and psychedelic therapy in the treatment of mental illness.
  • Yersinia pestis: A microscopic view on one of the world's deadliest pathogens

    April 7, 2020 by Esha Contractor, Ali Imran, Alyssa Kostopoulos and Lara Virgilio
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Discusses infections such as Yersinia pestis, how infections happen and their significance.
  • Magic mushrooms: A magical cure for depression?

    April 7, 2020 by Hasna Sultan, Christina Kang, Dusan Kovacevic and Sydney McIntyre
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at the history of psilocybin mushrooms as well as the recent research regarding their use as a treatment of depression.
  • Receptor-negative breast cancer: The quadruple threat

    April 6, 2020 by Rimsha Amin, Meena Alnajar, Omar Alnaji and Jacob Brick
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at breast cancer and specific subtypes of receptor-negative breast cancers.
  • Climate change: A global (health) warning

    April 4, 2020 by Karam Sarao, Amama Khairzad, Alakshiya Arumuganathan and Abdullah El-Sayes
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at prevalence of ticks in Southern Canada that cause Lyme disease and how global warming contributes to heat stress nephropathy.
  • Under pressure: Medical school burnout

    April 3, 2020 by Meena Alnajar, Rimsha Amin, Omar AlNaji and Jake Brick
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Describes burnout and how it affects mental health, particularly for students in medical school.
  • It's not me, it's you … An inside into narcissistic personality disorder

    April 3, 2020 by Andrea Krishnapillai, Meghna Annapoorna, Sarah Longo, Tamara Mohanavathanan and Yueyang Bao
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Describes the signs and symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder as well as treatments for the disorder.
  • Alcohol use disorder

    April 3, 2020 by Sarah Cash, Eric Chu, Masha Gholiof and Parsa Hosseini-jahromi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Defines alcohol abuse disorders: binge drinking and alcoholism.
  • COVID-19: A scientific look at fear and paranoia

    April 3, 2020 by Alexander Ognjanovic, Cassandra McDonald, Khashayar Poorzargar and Sana Rashid
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explores the psychological impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the public and health care workers.
  • Conversion disorder: A neurological phenomenon

    April 3, 2020 by Ayesha Shahid, Suraya Bondy, Harold Hunter and Zeyu Guan
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at conversion disorder, a mental condition where individuals experience neurological symptoms that can’t be explained by medical diagnosis.
  • Tuberculosis part 1: Talking with Ana Tomljenovic-Berube

    April 2, 2020 by Amama Khairzad, Karam Sarao, Alakshiya Arumuganathan and Abdullah El-Sayes
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Provides background information on tuberculosis as well as latent mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), a form of the disease that may activate at any time and require antibiotic treatment.
  • Tuberculosis part 2: Can’t get it off your chest?

    April 2, 2020 by Amama Khairzad, Karam Sarao, Alakshiya Arumuganathan and Abdullah El-Sayes
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Focuses on the mechanism of antibiotic resistance, and specifically resistance to rifampicin in Mtb patients.
  • Keeping athletes safe: A new sidelines concussion detector

    April 1, 2020 by Christina Kang, Dusan Kovacevic, Hasna Sultan and Sydney McIntyre
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Describes a promising new tool designed to detect concussions quickly and effectively.
  • Vlog 200: Living with Alice in Wonderland syndrome

    April 1, 2020 by Tavishi Weeraratna, Thiviya Srikanthan, Nevin Ling, Mohammad Khajehei and Camilla Wegrzynowska
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explains what Alice in Wonderland syndrome (AIWS) is, why it is called AIWS, its symptoms and more.
  • How can we change a girl’s life?

    March 30, 2020 by Ava Oliaei, Raavi Parhar, Amandeep Sandhu and Ream Abdullah
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Provides information about the positive effects of early education for the development and overall well-being of girls, their futures and the futures of their communities.
  • A crash course in cholesterol: PCSK9 inhibitors

    March 30, 2020 by Cassandra McDonald, Sana Rashid, Khashayar Poorzargar and Alexander Ognjanovic
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Provides information about a novel pharmaceutical method PCSK9 injections that can be used to reduce the risks of familial hypercholesterolemia.
  • Be kind to yourself

    March 29, 2020 by Abdullah El-Sayes, Amama Khairzad, Alakshiya Arumuganathan and Karam Sarao
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Outlines the increasing psychological pressures on students, highlighting the increasing incidences of anxiety and depression among other issues.
  • The living world of cells

    March 28, 2020 by Marija Damjanovska, Veronica Iskander, Kiran Mann and Rishi Thangarajah
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Describes the components, functions and processes of a cell.
  • The case of the bad mother: Factitious disorder

    March 28, 2020 by Prachi Patel, Judjina Thevarajah, Meghna Siddoji and Jasmine Patterson
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Provides information about Munchausen syndrome by proxy as well as the behaviours, causes, treatments and common characteristics of people who suffer from it.
  • Cashing in on the opioid crisis

    March 28, 2020 by Genevieve Perono in collaboration with Sarah Cash, Quan Zhou and Ali Imran
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Provides an overview of the opioid crisis, current means of treatment and the role of pharmaceutical companies in the rise of treatment costs.
  • The fluidity of telesurgery

    March 19, 2020 by Omar Alnaji, Meena Alnajar, Rimsha Amin, and Jacob Brick
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Discusses the advantages of telesurgery as well as its drawbacks.
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: Medical research

    March 18, 2020 by Pouriya Sadeghighazichaki, Tania Namrud, Albert Huynh and Nazilm Bilgin
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Provides an overview of IPF and the clinical trial process by look at an IPF drug known as Pirfenidone as it moves through stages of clinical trials.
  • The two faces of veganism

    March 17, 2020 by Karan Taghizadeh, Victor Nguyen, Ghazaleh Jafarzadeh-Maleki and Vaithiegaa Mathanarajan
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at the health benefits and risks associated with a vegan diet.
  • Finally, a solution for dengue?

    March 15, 2020 by Tanya Ann Joseph, Celene Titus, Basil Hayat Bharoka and Diveena Tharmaseelan
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at genetically engineered mosquitos that could be a method to reduce the spread of dengue fever.
  • Cholera declassified

    March 14, 2020 by Aimen Shahzad, Amir Reihani, Quan Zhou and Youssef Zohdy
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Provides information about cholera, outlines the mechanism of the cholera toxin and provides prevention and treatment strategies.
  • Hey, ulcerative colitis … I hate your guts!

    March 13, 2020 by Sarah Longo, Meghna Annapoorna, Yueyang Bao, Tamara Mohanavathanan and Andrea Krishnapillai
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explains the effect of ulcerative colitis on the human body.
  • Are antibiotics losing their superpowers?

    March 13, 2020 by Christina Kang, Dusan Kovacevic, Hasna Sultan and Sydney McIntyre
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explores how bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics and why they are losing their effectiveness.
  • What is creatine and how does it work?

    March 13, 2020 by Victor Nguyen, Ghazaleh Jafarazadeh-Maleki, Vaithiegaa Mathanarajan and Karan Taghizadeh
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Presents an overview of creatine along with a detailed explanation of the molecular mechanisms involved with it.
  • Dopamine: You've got mail

    March 13, 2020 by Tavishi Weeraratna, Thiviya Srikanthan, Nevin Ling, Mohammad Khajehei and Camilla Wegrzynowska
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explores dopamine's neurotransmission mechanism and pathways.
  • Deconstructing the period: A heavy flow of info about the menstrual cycle

    March 13, 2020 by Ayesha Shahid, Suraya Bondy, Harold Hunter and Zeyu Guan
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explains the mechanism of the menstrual cycle, what hormones are involved in the menstrual cycle, how they work and how they mediate the 3 phases of the menstrual cycle.
  • Childhood obesity: Eat well, play well

    March 11, 2020 by Alakshiya Arumuganathan, Amama Khairzad, Abdullah El-Sayes and Karam Sarao
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at two siblings who were separated at birth and exposed to different environmental influencers and familial lifestyles
  • Ulcerative colitis 101: What it is and how it works

    March 11, 2020 by Meghna Siddoji, Judjina Thevarajah, Jasmine Patterson and Prachi Patel
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explains what causes ulcerative colitis and what are the molecular pathways at play in the body.
  • Coronavirus COVID-19: Part 1

    March 9, 2020 by Sarah Cash, Eric Chu, Masha Gholiof, and Parsa Hosseini-jahromi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Presents part 1 of an interview with Dr. Caitlin Mullarkey regarding coronavirus COVID-19.
  • Coronavirus COVID-19: Part 2

    March 9, 2020 by Sarah Cash, Eric Chu, Masha Gholiof, and Parsa Hosseini-jahromi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Presents part 2 of an interview with Dr. Caitlin Mullarkey regarding coronavirus COVID-19.
  • Misconceptions about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

    March 9, 2020 by Judjina Thevarajah, Jasmine Patterson, Meghna Siddoji and Prachi Patel
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Looks at common misconceptions and false communications about coronavirus (COVID-19), a new epidemic virus that is currently spreading across the globe.
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): Fact vs. fiction

    March 6, 2020 by Tavishi Weeraratna, Thivya Srikanthan, Nevin Ling, Camilla, Mohammad Khajehei and Camilla Wegrzynowska
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explains what coronavirus (COVID-19) is and describes its effects, mode of transmission, protection methods and treatment options.
  • A prime time for gene editing

    March 6, 2020 by Meena Alnajar, Rimsha Amin, Omar AlNaji and Jake Brick
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Describes the novel gene-editing process known as prime editing that is based on the CRISPR/Cas9 mechanism.
  • Deep vein thrombosis: A patient's experience

    March 5, 2020 by Celene Titus, Tanya Joseph, Diveena Tharmaseelan and Basil Bharoka
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Presents a patient’s diagnosis and prognosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and the molecular mechanisms.
  • Learning how to learn

    February 26, 2020 by Christina Kang, Dusan Kovacevic, Hasna Sultan and Sydney McIntyre
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explores the most effective and efficient ways to study.
  • Male birth control

    February 26, 2020 by Jasmine Patterson, Meghna Siddoji, Judjina Thevarajah and Prachi Patel
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explores birth control options for males: the pill, injection and gel.
  • How to improve heart health

    February 23, 2020 by Kiran Mann, Marija Damjanovksa, Veronica Iskander and Rishi Mohan
    • Demystifying Medicine
    How to improve heart health with a plant-based diet and physical activity.
  • Jump start: A beginner's guide to drug and company development in an academic setting

    February 22, 2020 by Abhiti Kuhad, Angel Shon, Terry Li and Vienne Yun
    • Demystifying Medicine
    How to translate your key academic discoveries into novel drugs for lung diseases.
  • Living with multiple sclerosis

    February 18, 2020 by Aimen Shahzad, Amir Reihani, Tran Zhou and Youssef Zohdy
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Provides an overview of multiple sclerosis and evidence about the benefits of physical therapy.
  • The myth of Blue Monday

    February 18, 2020 by Vaithiegaa Mathanarajan, Victor Nguyen, Ghazaleh Jafarzadeh-Maleki and Karen Taghizadeh
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Debunks the myth that Blue Monday is the “saddest day of the year”
  • Pain, it's complicated: A focus on biases in ethnic minorities

    February 18, 2020 by Ayesha Shahid, Suraya Bondy, Harold Hunter, and Zeyu Guan
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Describes how pain is perceived and quantified, why biases exist in pain treatments, and what can be done to reduce bias.
  • Lucid dreaming: How to control your dreams

    February 18, 2020 by Tavishi Weeraratna, Thivya Srikanthan, Nevin Ling, Mohammad Khajehei and Camilla Wegrzynowska
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Describes lucid dreaming, the sleep cycle, parts of the brain that are activated during sleep, the differences between sleep paralysis and lucid dreaming, and methods to induce lucid dreaming.
  • Red-green colour blindness, do you have it?

    February 18, 2020 by Meghna Annapoorna, Yueyang Bao, Andrea Krishnapillai, Sarah Longo and Tamara Mohanavathanan
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Presents information about colour vision, types of colour blindness, the inheritance of the condition and colour vision aids.
  • How do you stay balanced over age 55?

    February 18, 2020 by Amandeep Sandhu, Raavi Parhar, Ava Oliaei, and Ream Abdullah
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Discusses the positive impacts of exercise and services available for seniors looking to exercise.
  • Anti-CRISPR, the best investment

    February 18, 2020 by Sarah Cash, Eric Chu, Masha Gholiof and Parsa Hosseini-jahromi
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Explores the mechanism to halt the CRISPR process called anti-CRISPR.
  • Does reading in the dark affect eyesight?

    January 29, 2020 by Marija Radenovic, Talia Rahif, Shaera Rahim and Simren Rai
    • Demystifying Medicine
    Discredits the myth that reading in the dark ruins eyesight.



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