The Abstract

The Abstract, also known as the MSURJ blog, is the platform for sharing scientific essays and interest pieces. The Abstract gathers a repository of resources, covers innovations in the field, and provides behind-the-scenes insights on the McGill science student experience. You can read more about our Contributing Writers here and view their articles here. We always welcome questions, comments, and contributions from invested members of the McGill community, and beyond!

Our latest blog articles from

Space Above Earth Is Turning Into A Junkyard

Fri, 2 Feb 2024

Debris from past launches puts future space exploration at risk. For satellites and other spacecraft, space around Earth is a perilous freeway of life and death. By Andrei Li, Contributing Writer... Read More

The Genetic AND POSTAL Lottery: a Review of Sleep Inequality

Tue, 23 Jan 2024

Shedding light on sleep inequality, an unknown concept, as one of the leading causes of poor health and wellness. By Audrey-Anne Beaudry, Contributing Writer... Read More

Mini Brains in Petri Dishes

Sun, 10 Dec 2023

Neuroscientists are engineering “cerebral organoids” using pluripotent stem cells to mimic human brain development, potentially aiding in the study of neurodevelopmental disorders and brain tumors. By Maria Lagakos, Contributing Writer... Read More


Shout out to all of the Abstract's Contributing Writers:

Ojas Srivastava | Andrei Li | Iarina Murasan | Sacha Mitchell | Daniela Padres | Yolande Smith-Hanson | Nina Anastasia Zevgolis |Rama Al Malah | Louise Durand  | Audrey-Anne Beaudry | Maria Lagakos | Adam Farhat | Nicole Downar | Clementine Ruiz | Barbara Osypa