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How Does the Environment Affect Obesity? McMaster Team Awarded Federal Grant to Get the Answer

Obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and type-2 diabetes have become much more prevalent in the last decade and reduce quality of life and life expectancy. The team will be examining how agricultural and food processing practices may...
2-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

McMaster Scientists Uncover New Way to Grow Rare Life-Saving Blood Stem Cells


Discovery provides a serious advantage in determining how to maximize blood stem cells in therapeutics and could help ease current stem cell shortages.
25-Apr-2016 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

No Time to Get Fit? Think Again. Just 1 Minute of Intense Exercise Produces Significant Health Benefits


Researchers at McMaster University have found that a single minute of very intense exercise produces health benefits similar to longer, traditional endurance training. The findings put to rest the common excuse for not getting in shape: there...
27-Apr-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Chemists Achieve First by Creating New Materials From Rings That Assemble Themselves


Chemistry researchers have managed to coax molecules known as tellurazole oxides into assembling themselves into cyclic structures – a major advance in their field that creates a new and promising set of materials.
19-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Some Drug Addicts More Likely to Relapse Than Others: Study

Opioids are highly addicting and liable for abuse. Methadone maintenance treatment is the most common intervention for those with drug addiction, but relapse is common, with 46% of patients continuing to use illicit opioids during or after the...
13-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Is Hip Arthroscopic Surgery Unnecessary? Mac Researchers Seek Answer

Arthroscopic hip surgeries have replaced open surgeries as the go-to cure for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). The number of such procedures increased 18-fold in the U.S. within a decade. The evidence to date on whether hip arthroscopy works is...
8-Mar-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

What if Extraterrestrial Observers Called, but Nobody Heard?

As scientists step up their search for other life in the universe, two astrophysicists are proposing a way to make sure we don’t miss the signal if extraterrestrial observers try to contact us first.
26-Feb-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Using Fossilized Remains, Scientists Complete the Mitochondrial Genome of the Glyptodont, a Shelled Mammal the Size of a VW Beetle, Confirming It as the Armadillo’s Ancestor


Scientists have sequenced the entire mitochondrial genome of the ancient glyptodont, a giant, strange mammal and ancestor of the modern-day armadillo, which first appeared approximately 4 million years ago, roaming the Earth until its extinction...
17-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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