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Food-Poisoning Bacteria May Be Behind Crohn’s Disease


People who retain a particular bacterium in their gut after a bout of food poisoning may be at an increased risk of developing Crohn’s disease later in life, according to a new study led by researchers at McMaster University.
7-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Brings Researchers Closer to a Universal Flu Vaccine

Seasonal flu vaccines work by generating antibodies that bind to the virus and prevent it from infecting cells. Universal flu vaccines do this as well, but go one step further by recruiting white blood cells to destroy infected cells, says Matthew...
28-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Thinking Outside the Insulin Box

Two recent studies published in Diabetes and Scientific Reports highlight the loss of muscle stem cells early on in the disease; a likely key to the muscle deterioration which happens later on. One means to prevent the loss of skeletal muscle in...
19-Sep-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Canadian Researchers Conducting World-First Study on Fecal Transplants for Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children

The PediFETCh study will help determine - for the first time - whether fecal transplants can be a viable treatment for children who cannot control their disease with their current medications, or who want to avoid moving onto higher doses, different...
15-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

No Longer Lost in the Blink of an Eye


Researchers at McMaster University have re-invented the eye drop with technology that can deliver medicine much more efficiently, making life easier for patients.
2-Sep-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows Extreme Preemies Must Watch Blood Sugars and Weight

(ELBW) babies are four times more likely to develop dysglycemia, or abnormal blood glucose, than their normal birth weight (NBW) peers and more likely than their peer group to have higher body fat and lower lean mass in adulthood, although both...
31-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gut Bacteria Could Tip Balance in Developing Celiac Disease or Staying Healthy

About 40 per cent of the population have a genetic disposition to celiac disease, but only about one per cent develop the autoimmune condition when exposed to gluten, and this could be promoted by the type of bacteria present in the gut. ...
24-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

McMaster Researchers Resolve a Problem That Has Been Holding Back a Technological Revolution


Researchers at McMaster University have cleared that obstacle by developing a new way to purify carbon nanotubes – the smaller, nimbler semiconductors that are expected to replace silicon within computer chips and a wide array of electronics.
16-Aug-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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