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Perspectives on Machine Intelligence in Medical Research

Perspectives on Machine Intelligence in Medical Research

By Nathaniel Goldstein This past summer, I had the opportunity to read The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence, a book written in 2017 by Amir Husain. A technologist and entrepreneur, Husain describes the nature of machine intelligence and...

How the Pandemic and Lockdowns Affect Our Well Being

How the Pandemic and Lockdowns Affect Our Well Being

By Indiana Lee There’s no doubt that the coronavirus has changed life as we know it. Everything from work behaviors to social gatherings and even grocery shopping have dramatically adapted to what has been dubbed the “new normal.”  Many of these adjustments were never...

Covid-19 and Homelessness

Covid-19 and Homelessness

By Jenissa Sunderji Introduction The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has changed the way of life for people around the globe. However, individuals experiencing homelessness are disproportionately vulnerable to the current pandemic. In Canada, there are between...

Data Utilization on Social Media Platforms

Data Utilization on Social Media Platforms

By Indiana Lee. Perhaps just as disconcerting as the coronavirus pandemic raging across the world is the prevalence of information — both true and misleading — that has propagated online. Social media has helped spread both truth and lies, protecting and...

Substance Use and COVID-19: A Crisis in a Pandemic

Substance Use and COVID-19: A Crisis in a Pandemic

By Izzar Linares Illustration by Ofure Itua This article references the most reliable and up-to-date data.  INTRODUCTION In 2017, substance use (SU) cost Canadians almost $46.0 billion, equaling approximately $1,258 for every Canadian regardless of age [1]: Healthcare...

COVID19 Demystified: Student Action for Global Impact.

COVID19 Demystified: Student Action for Global Impact.

By Lasya Vankayala By Ofure Itua COVID19 Demystified began with my lab being shut down due to the COVID19 pandemic. “Go home,” said the lab manager, poking his head quickly out of his office, “until campus opens again.” I went home. I sat in the living room and...

The Pandemic: A Stoic Outlook

The Pandemic: A Stoic Outlook

By Jeet Mehta. With the COVID-19 pandemic seizing the world in a state of fear and panic — I thought I’d share how Stoicism might help in framing our outlook on the situation. But why would you listen to me? First, some context.   April 2019   Around this...

Origin and Macroevolutionary Consequences of microRNA

Origin and Macroevolutionary Consequences of microRNA

by Tristan Wild Keywords miRNA, evolution, macroevolution, microevolution, natural selection Abstract In this review, two experimentally supported mechanisms for the origination of microRNA (miRNA) genes are discussed. Specifically, the mass emergence of miRNA genes...

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