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Students solve problem for rheumatoid arthritis sufferer
Sandi Mugford treasures her independence. An active person who works two jobs and helps look after her mother, she needs to cover a lot of ground, which she does with impressive energy. Mugford has lived more than 50 years ...
Researchers reconstruct genome of the Black Death
led by researchers at McMaster University and the University of Tubingen in Germany -- has sequenced the entire genome of the Black Death, one of the most devastating epidemics in human history.
Engineers use supercomputer to create beautiful video
A group of computing and software students have created some stunning videos using one of the most powerful computers in the world.
Resistance to antibiotics is ancient: study
Scientists were surprised at how fast bacteria developed resistance to the miracle antibiotic drugs when they were developed less than a century ago. Now scientists at McMaster University have found that resistance has been ...
New look at human fossil suggests Eastern Europe was an important pathway in evolution
A fossilized bone fragment found buried deep in the soil of a Serbian cave is causing scientists to reconsider what happened during a critical period in human development, when the strands of modern humanity were still coming ...
Unexpected populations in global clusters may unlock secrets of star formation
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, are shedding new light on some of the oldest parts of the Milky Way, suggesting life in the stellar nursery wasn't quite as simple as astronomers had ...
Video: Adapting the litmus test to identify bacteria
An international team of researchers based at McMaster has figured out a way to adapt the good old litmus test so it can detect bacteria such as E. coli.
Scientists turn skin into blood (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- In an important breakthrough, scientists at McMaster University have discovered how to make human blood from adult human skin.
Soup can reopens mystery of doomed Franklin Expedition
The Franklin expedition is back in the news this week after the Prime Minister announced Tuesday that one of its ships has been discovered 170 years after it sunk.
Biologist treks across southwestern China to answer the "killer mushroom" question
McMaster University biologist Jianping Xu trekked over 30 kilometers a day through mountainous terrain and inclement weather in southwestern China to discover that a wild mushroom wasn't at the root of 400 unexplained deaths.