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DNA testing on 2,000-year-old bones in Italy reveal East Asian ancestry
Researchers excavating an ancient Roman cemetery made a surprising discovery when they extracted ancient mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) from one of the skeletons buried at the site: the 2,000-year-old bones revealed a maternal ...
Researchers find video conference job interviews bad for companies and candidates
Job applicants interviewed through video conferencing come across as less likeable, a new study from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University has found.
DNA discovery opens new door to develop tools, therapies for hereditary cancers (w/ Video)
By solving the three-dimensional structure of a protein involved in repairing DNA errors, a group of McMaster University researchers have revealed new avenues to develop assessment tools and alternative treatments for people ...
Superbug's CPU revealed: Researchers discover chemical clue directing Staphylococcus aureus
McMaster University researchers have discovered a central controller or processing unit (CPU) of a superbug's weaponry.
Antibiotic resistance flourishes in freshwater systems
The author Dr. Seuss may have been on to something when he imagined that microscopic communities could live and flourish on small specs of dust, barely visible to the naked eye. In fact, such vibrant communities exist ...
New study finds home birth safe
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study by McMaster University researchers has found low-risk women who have midwives in attendance during birth have positive outcomes regardless of where the delivery takes place.
Electric field propels worms to test new drugs
A Nobel-winning process for testing new drugs to treat diseases such as Huntington's, Parkinson's, and muscular dystrophy is getting an electrical charge.
Tiny injector to speed development of new, safer, cheaper drugs
It's no bigger than a stamp packet but it has the potential to allow rapid development of a new generation of drugs and genetic engineering organisms, and to better control in-vitro fertilization.
Rough day at work? You won't feel like exercising
Have you ever sat down to work on a crossword puzzle only to find that afterwards you haven't the energy to exercise? Or have you come home from a rough day at the office with no energy to go for a run?
Plants prefer their kin, crowd out competition from strangers
(PhysOrg.com) -- Plants don't mind sharing space with their kin but when they're potted with strangers of the same species they start invigorating their leaves, a study by McMaster University reveals.