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Researchers Produce First Widely Protective Vaccine Against Chlamydia


The first steps towards developing a vaccine against an insidious sexual transmitted infection (STI) have been accomplished by researchers at McMaster University.
19-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Vitamin D: Hundreds of Years Later, Teeth Tell the Story of What Happened to People Who Didn’t Get Enough Sunshine


Researchers at McMaster University have found a rich new record of vitamin D deficiency, one that resides in the teeth of every person and remains viable for hundreds of years or more. The team of anthropologists has determined that looking into...
11-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Global Study Shows Stroke Largely Preventable


Ten risk factors that can be modified are responsible for nine of 10 strokes worldwide, but the ranking of those factors vary regionally, says a study of 26,000 people worldwide led by researchers of McMaster University, and published by The...
14-Jul-2016 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pumping Iron: Lighter Weights Just as Effective as Heavier Weights to Gain Muscle, Build Strength: Research

New research from McMaster University is challenging traditional workout wisdom, suggesting that lifting lighter weights many times is as efficient as lifting heavy weights for fewer repetitions. It is the latest in a series of studies that...
12-Jul-2016 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cutting Nerves During Breast Cancer Surgery Is Associated with Chronic Pain

The research team conducted a systematic review that analyzed 30 observational studies that enrolled 20,000 women undergoing surgery for breast cancer. Analysis of this data suggested that disruption of sensory nerves in the axilla (armpit) as lymph...
7-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Thumb-Sucking and Nail-Biting Have a Positive Side

Children who are thumb-suckers or nail-biters are less likely to develop allergic sensitivities. If they have both ‘bad habits’, they are even less likely to be allergic to such things as house dust mites, grass, cats, dogs, horses or airborne...
8-Jul-2016 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Harness DNA in a Super-Efficient Sensor That Detects Bacteria, Viruses, Metals and Drugs

Researchers at McMaster University have established a way to harness DNA as the engine of a microscopic “machine” they can turn on to detect trace amounts of substances that range from viruses and bacteria to cocaine and metals.
6-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Children Make Poor Dietary Choices Shortly After Advertisements of Unhealthy Foods and Beverages: Study

The study,examined 29 trials assessing the effects of unhealthy food and beverage marketing and analyzing caloric intake and dietary preference among more than 6000 children. Researchers found that the marketing increased dietary intake and...
29-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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