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Smallpox, Once Thought an Ancient Disease, May Have Emerged in More Recent Times, Raising Questions About Its Role in History


New genetic research from an international team including McMaster University, University of Helsinki, Vilnius University and the University of Sydney, suggests that smallpox, a pathogen that caused millions of deaths worldwide, may not be an...
2-Dec-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Microorganisms Isolated in Cave Helps Researchers Understand the Origins of Antibiotic Resistance

Scientists examined one bacterium found 1,000 feet underground (called Paenibacillus) that demonstrated resistance to most antibiotics used today, including so-called ‘drugs of last resort’ such as daptomycin. These microorganisms have been...
6-Dec-2016 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Malaria Mystery: Researchers Find Overwhelming Evidence of Malaria’s Existence 2,000 Years Ago at the Height of the Roman Empire


An analysis of 2,000-year-old human remains from several regions across the Italian peninsula has confirmed the presence of malaria during the Roman Empire, addressing a longstanding debate about its pervasiveness in this ancient civilization.
1-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Disability, Reduced Social Participation Associated with Chronic Conditions in Middle-Aged and Older Adults

Middle-age adults living with a combination of arthritis, heart disease or diabetes, and depression are more likely to experience disability and limited involvement in society
9-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

McMaster Scientists Discover Autism Gene Slows Down Brain Cell Communication

The researchers discovered an important ‘on’ button in DIXDC1 protein that instructs brain cells to form mature connections called synapses with other brain cells during development.
7-Nov-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Find Immunotherapy Treatments Better for Advanced Skin Cancer

The team evaluated 15 randomized controlled trials published between 2011 and 2015, assessing the benefits and harms of targeted or immune checkpoint inhibitors in 6,662 patients with cancer that had spread to the lymph nodes and surgery was not an...
4-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ontario Start-Up Company Secures US$41.4 Million to Advance Cancer Immunotherapy


The Ottawa Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) and McMaster University congratulate Turnstone Biologics Inc. (Turnstone) on securing $41.4 million U.S. in new private investments.
2-Nov-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Popular Ultrasound Treatment Does Not Improve Fracture Healing

Low intensity ultrasound after surgical repair of a bone fracture is a popular treatment to improve recovery, but it doesn’t work, says a large international study led by researchers at McMaster University.
24-Oct-2016 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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