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Discovery by Canadian researchers of how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics could lead to more effective drugs

Ontario researchers say they have discovered how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, a finding they say could help combat the growing problem. Maikel Rheinstadter, a physics professor with McMaster University in Hamilton, and Andree Khondker, an undergraduate biochemistry student, said they found bacteria fight off antibiotics by stiffening their cell membranes and changing the barrier’s… Read More »

Maternal stress may lead to early childhood obesity, study reveals

The emotional stress and depression a mother goes during and after pregnancy may lead her baby to gain more weight compared to their peers and even cause childhood obesity, a recent study has revealed. The study, conducted by German and American medical experts from Germany’s Charité Medical School and published in the BMC Public Health… Read More »

2019 Preview: DNA testing will lead to a decline in genetic disorders

Screening could lead to fewer embryos with inherited conditionsDR G. Moscoso/Science Photo Library By Alice Klein A marked fall in the number of babies born with inherited illnesses is possible, as a pre-pregnancy DNA test is used more widely. The test checks whether prospective parents carry genes that, if both pass a copy to their… Read More »