public posts

The select public posts from syn·op·sis, written and reviewed by iSci students at McMaster University. Each post is interdisciplinary in nature, and a wide variety of subject matter is covered. So sit back, relax, and start learning.


Enhancing Pre-Clinical Testing with 3D Cell Cultures Copy

The pharmaceutical industry, driven by the new benchmarks in research and development from the COVID-19 pandemic, is surging forward with a variety of innovative and new technological methods for drug discovery, one of them being the use of 3-dimensional (3D) cell culture models (Nicholson, 2023). 3D cell culture models are in vitro multicellular structures designed Read the full article…






An Analytical Method for Quantifying Carcinogenic Nitrites in Processed Meats Copy

For many, processed meats are a dietary staple. From the cold cuts in sandwiches and the pepperoni on pizza to the salami in charcuterie boards, these meats pose significant health risks. In 2015, the World Health Organization classified processed meats as a group one human carcinogen (Zhu, et al., 2014). The group one categorization is Read the full article…