Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Update

Since it’s first reported cases in December 2019, Coronavirus (Covid-19) has now spread to all continents of the world except Antarctica. As of 11th March, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reassessed Covid-19 as a pandemic, which requires global…

Remembering the Legacy of Kobe Bryant

The world was rocked by the news of basketball legend Kobe Bryant’s death on January 26th. Fans were devastated to hear that Bryant, 41, and his daughter Gianna, 13, had died in a helicopter crash, along with 7 other passengers…

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a family of zoonotic viruses (transmitted between animals and humans) which cause illnesses including common cold and other severe diseases. The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) was transmitted from dromedary camels to humans while the Severe Acute…

Memorial University Cheerleading – Road to Worlds

Our very own Memorial University Cheerleading team has been competing worldwide as a strong competitor at the University World Championships in Orlando Florida for the past number of years. The University World Championships is one of the biggest competitions in…

Many Species Die, While Others Thrive

As we move on into a new decade, some people might look back on what we’ve gained and lost. For conservationist, this means the success stories of protected species and environments, but also the damage that the human population has…

Flu Season: 7 things to know about Flu season

As winter approaches, community health authorities are raising awareness about the need to act proactively to prevent Flu outbreaks. Below are 7 things to know and do, as flu season approaches. This year’s vaccine protects against two strains of influenza…

‘EarlyCDT Lung Test’ a Ray of Hope for Lung Cancer Early Diagnosis

Cancer is a global scourge, being the second leading cause of deaths after cardiovascular diseases (according to the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation- IHME, 2016). Cancer affects people of all ages, genders, ethnicity, races and cultures. Some particular cancers…

Celebrating Dr. Valerie Booth: Recipient of the 2019 President’s Award for Outstanding Graduate and Postgraduate Supervision

Dr. Valerie Booth, who was the Canada Research Chair in Proteomics is quite literally treading a path less traveled with a research that combines Physics, Chemistry and Biology. In her laboratory, she studies hydrophobic proteins – proteins that do not…