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Scientists Unlock Evolution Of Cholera And Identify The Strain Responsible For Early Pandemics
2014-01-09 12:57:03

Working with a nearly 200-year-old sample of preserved intestine, researchers at McMaster University and the University of Sydney have traced the bacterium behind a global cholera pandemic that killed millions – a version of the same bug that continues to strike vulnerable populations in the world's poorest regions.

Older Patients Recover Better When Hip Fracture Surgery Comes Early
2013-11-19 05:30:56

A research team from McMaster University reports that the speed of surgery after a hip fracture may have a significant impact on outcomes for older patients. According to the findings, faster may be better.

2013-11-11 21:29:40

Researchers at McMaster University have discovered a protein that is only detectable after muscle damage, and it may serve as a way to measure injury.

2013-10-14 11:25:10

Researchers at McMaster University are addressing the crisis in drug resistance with a novel approach to find new antibiotics.

Tuberculosis Vaccine Shows Promising Results
2013-10-03 04:39:56

Canadian researchers have developed a new tuberculosis vaccine that could boost or perhaps replace the only existing way to immunize against the infection.

2013-08-26 13:47:57

While it's rare for a parent to fabricate an illness in their child, a McMaster University researcher says physicians and other health professionals need to be on the alert for this form of child abuse.

2013-08-15 11:57:15

There is no evidence that impaired blood flow or blockage in the veins of the neck or head is involved in multiple sclerosis.

2013-07-10 12:48:03

Three waves of the deadliest influenza pandemic in history, known as the Spanish flu, hit England and Wales in 1918, just as World War 1 was coming to an end.


Word of the Day
dynamitard
  • A political dynamiter.
The word 'dynamitard' is related to 'dynamite', which comes from a Greek root meaning 'power' and was coined by Alfred Nobel.