McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Labs

All scientific research conducted at medical schools and teaching hospitals ultimately aims to improve health and ability. Basic science research—often called fundamental or bench research—provides the foundation of knowledge for the applied science that follows. This type of research encompasses familiar scientific disciplines such as biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, and pharmacology,

Association of American Medical Colleges

Ask Lab

Day in the Life of the Ask Lab

Video about Ask Lab

This video presents a typical day of a student at the Ask Lab. The lab explores protein misfolding events, which have contributed to the development of various diseases such as cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and cancer.

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Scott Lab

Exploring the Scott Lab

Video about Scott Lab

This video provides an overview of research in physiology conducted at Dr. Graham Scott's laboratory.

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Bridgewater Lab

Overview of Chronic Kidney Disease

Video about chronic kidney disease research at Bridgewater Lab

This video provides a general understanding of chronic kidney disease — the focus of the Bridgewater Lab.

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Role of Beta-Catenin in Kidney Development

Video about beta-catenin and kidney development research at Bridgewater Lab

This video demonstrates the processes and pathways in which beta-catenin is involved in normal and abnormal kidney development.

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Larché Lab

Treating Allergies: Production of a Peptide Vaccine

Video about treating allergies with peptide vaccine

This video explores the biological foundation for allergies and a promising new treatment known as synthetic peptide immune-regulatory epitopes (SPIREs).

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