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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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