by Louise Durand, Contributing Writer Most people in science have heard of HeLa cells at least once. They are the … More
MSURJ Author Profiles 2022
Want to meet the undergraduates behind the upcoming MSURJ issue? Check out the profiles below and attend the MSURJ Launch … More
The first woman cured from HIV: What is waiting in the future?
by Selina Zhao, Contributing Writer In February, a woman* was reported as the third person ever to be cured of … More
Are biodegradable plastics the solution to the plastic crisis?
by Pauline Hughes, Contributing Writer As you make efforts to be a more environmentally-conscious consumer, labels like ‘biodegradable,’ ‘compostable,’ ‘sustainable,’ … More
What’s worth curing? An investigation into the allocation of research funding
by Julia Hukowich, Contributing Writer It’s obvious that we would be nowhere in modern medicine without spending billions of dollars … More
Midterms and Caffeine: A Match Made in the Brain
by Athina Sitou, Contributing Writer Why does getting a hot cup of tea or coffee make studying feel more enjoyable? … More
How a nucleic acid could hold the secret to preventing preeclampsia
by Sofia Reynoso, Co-Managing Editor My introduction to preeclampsia came from binge watching Downton Abbey in middle school, when (spoiler … More
Career Conversations with a Conservationist
Sarah goes back to the K’tzim-a-deen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary every year to hang out with bears. Pictured here are a … More
Why don’t we touch things with our head?
by Selina Zhao, Contributing Writer Have you ever wondered why babies unintentionally touch dangerous things with their hands? Or why … More
Too cute to die: How human emotions influence wildlife conservation
by Louise Durand, Contributing Writer Estimating the number of endangered species on earth is difficult, as we haven’t yet studied … More