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Health

Radiation from medical tests studied for safety

McMaster University is working on a campaign to make sure Canadians don’t get too much radiation through medical imaging. Excess exposure to radiation can cause cancer. While a single imaging event emits very little radiation, people may have several bouts» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

The detailed genetic history of elephants

Mammoths, mastodons, straight-tusked elephants, and living species; an international team of scientists have established the most complete genomic history of elephants. They’re produced complete genomes of 14 species, from long extinct, to living elephant species. Evolutionary geneticist Hendrik Poinar (PhD)» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Flute teacher, performer lauded, mourned around the world

David Gerry’s life was ebbing but he received teachers and students from Canada, the U.S. and other countries who dropped everything to come see him in the few weeks before he died on December 4, 2017 in Hamilton, Ontario. Such» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Cancer detection: Canadian team wins international award

The best inventions are effective, simple in design, easy to use, and being simple, not prohibitively expensive. That’s what a team of recent electrical biomedical engineering graduates of McMaster University students have come up with. They developed a concept for» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Anthropology: new non-destructive test discovered

Often anthropologists and palaeontologists and other scientific researchers when testing for certain forensic and lifestyle factors in a specimen, examine the teeth of a specimen. Teeth have proven an excellent source of information during tests and analysis to determine such» 

Indigenous, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

New fascinating chapter to Newfoundland ancient history

New DNA testing dispels belief of genetic connection between ancient peoples It was a tragic chapter in Canadian history. An ancient aboriginal people, the Beothuk had lived on the huge island of Newfoundland for about 1,000 years. They disappeared however,» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canadian scientists propose how life began

(if images do not appear-refresh page) Life may have had start 4 billion years ago. Two scientists at a Canadian university say their research gives credibility to Darwin’s comment on the origins of life on Earth. The research says that» 

Society

Ontario’s first “100 %” smoke-free university

Ontario is the most populous province in Canada and has some 22 university institutions. Although many have strict smoking policies and are subject to provincial anti-smoking rules, McMaster University in Hamilton , Ontario, is set to become the first 100%» 

Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

How study of a rare rat genome may relate to humans

The study involves an obscure little rodent living in the deserts of Argentina. Though obscure, the rat is unique in the world. It seems to be the only mammal that has undergone a huge genome expansion resulting in a larger genome» 

Health

New book offers advice on treating addiction

Canadian researchers have compiled a book to provide evidence-based guidance for health care workers on how to treat addictions. Formal treatment for addiction is a relatively new field of practice, so clinicians have little training in it, says James MacKillop,»