10 Easy Steps Toward a More Sustainable Life

Dumping disposability is about saying no to single-use materials and investing in products that will benefit you and the environment for years to come. Caring about the environment doesn’t have to be a chore. Rather than worrying about where to…

Engaging in Local Change

N. L. Government Deliberates on Plastic Bag Ban The provincial government of Newfoundland continues to deliberate on banning single-use plastic bags. Although Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador hosted a day of action on March 11 to advocate for a decision, the…

Creating a Sustainable World: What Steps are We Taking?

This article is brought to you by MUN Graduate Sustainability Society. The Graduate Sustainability Society (GSS) is an upcoming, growing society at MUN, which aims to promote sustainability on and off campus. There are no disciplinary restrictions, and it is…

Profiling Award-winning Scientist Dr. Lewis Cantley, Renowned for Discovering PI 3-Kinase

Dr. Lewis C. Cantley needs no introduction, especially to those in the science and research community. One of his most notable contributions to science is the discovery of key pathways in cancer and diabetes, that have led to the identification…

In conversation with Prof. Isabelle Gagnon

A talk with award-winning scientist Prof. Isabelle Gagnon, regarding her research on concussions in children.

Solving the conundrum of Newfoundland’s sudden-death ‘curse’: speaking with Dr. Kathy Hodgkinson

Dr. Kathy Hodgkinson, a member of the award winning sudden cardiac death genetic research team, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics and Cell Biology from Manchester University, England and a Master of Science in Genetic Counselling from McGill…

Talking Kreb’s Cycle and Ground-breaking Scientific Discoveries with Dr. John T. Brosnan

Reporter: Modeline Nicholas Longjohn The field of biological sciences (including molecular biology and biochemistry) has been revolutionized several times over, sometimes by painstakingly achieved discoveries such as the discovery of the DNA double Helix by Rosalind Franklin,Francis Crick, James Watson,…

New Scientific Discoveries that are Changing the Paradigm

Reporter: Modeline Nicholas Longjohn Science as we know it is always evolving. Novel knowledge, mechanisms and pathways are continuously unravelled, some of which arise as a result of tenacious and arduous research while others are owed to serendipity. These discoveries…

Ground-breaking Science

Reporter: MODELINE NICHOLAS LONGJOHN            USING CRISPR TO TURN OFF THE IMMORTALITY SWITCH OF BRAIN CANCER Normally dividing or growing cells have a growth limit, called the hayflicks limit which is one of the scientific reasons behind senescence (aging) and…

The Science of Sleep

Reporter: Modeline Longjohn The oxford dictionary defines sleep as a condition of body and mind which typically keeps recurring for several hours every night. It is when the nervous system is inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and…