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McMaster Scientists Show a Link Between Intestinal Bacteria and Depression

The research explains the complex mechanisms of interaction and dynamics between the gut microbiota and its host. Data show that relatively minor changes in microbiota profiles or its metabolic activity induced by neonatal stress can have profound...
24-Jul-2015 12:15 PM EDT

Additional Radiation Reduces Breast-Cancer Recurrence for Some Patients

A study at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences has found a reduction in breast cancer recurrence when additional radiation is given to the lymph nodes as well as the standard treatment of whole-breast irradiation after breast-conserving...
20-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Study Shows Targeting Bacteria Causing Ulcers May Prevent Stomach Cancer

A research review for the Cochrane Library, led by McMaster University researchers, has found that eliminating Helicobacter pylori bacterium— the main cause of stomach ulcers - with a short course of therapy of two commonly used medicines may help...
21-Jul-2015 9:05 AM EDT

'Three Wishes Project’ Helps to Create Meaning, Memories, and Closure at Death

Eliciting and honoring the last wishes of patients helps to humanize dying in the ICU, according to research from McMaster University. Overall, 98% of the wishes were implemented at a cost ranging from $0 to $200 per patient.
14-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Cancer Patients Treated in World-First Clinical Trial of Canadian Viral Therapy

Canadian researchers have launched the world’s first clinical trial of a novel investigational therapy that uses a combination of two viruses to attack and kill cancer cells, and stimulate an anti-cancer immune response.
10-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Researchers Develop World’s Most Sensitive Test to Detect and Diagnose Infectious Disease, Superbugs


Infectious diseases such as hepatitis C and some of the world’s deadliest superbugs—C. difficile and MRSA among them—could soon be detected much earlier by a unique diagnostic test, designed to easily and quickly identify dangerous pathogens.
6-Jul-2015 9:05 AM EDT

McMaster Researchers Test Fecal Transplantation to Treat Ulcerative Colitis

The McMaster team recruited 75 patients with a flare up of their ulcerative colitis and randomized them to fecal transplant therapy given as an enema derived from stool donated by an anonymous healthy donor, and placebo.
2-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

McMaster Researchers Discover Key to Maintaining Muscle Strength While We Age

By knowing that AMPK is vital for maintaining muscle mass with aging, researchers can now try to adapt exercise regimes and existing drugs to switch on AMPK in muscle more effectively. The development of new selective activators of the AMPK pathway...
28-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

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McMaster Experts Available to Discuss MERS Outbreak


12-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Expert Available to Discuss Avian Flu Outbreak Throughout North America


27-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Larger Outbreaks Loom as Shigella Superbug Spreads Throughout US, Canada, Researcher Warns

9-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Canadian Leaders in Antibiotic Resistance Welcome US Plan, Say It Drives Momentum in Critical Global Fight


A new five-year plan to fight the critical problem of antibiotic resistance brings welcome momentum and attention to a fight that demands a global effort, say leading Canadian researchers in the field, who are available to comment this afternoon.
27-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Facebook IPO: One Year Later - Experts Available


On Saturday, May 18, Facebook will mark its first year as a publicly traded company. Experts from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University are available to discuss the anniversary of the landmark IPO.
13-May-2013 1:45 PM EDT

Experts Available to Discuss Culture of Celebrity Confession, Damage to Lance Armstrong Brand

Lance Armstrong’s much-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey has raised many questions about why he has now admitted to doping and whether or not his reputation can ever be rehabilitated. McMaster University has experts available to comment on...
16-Jan-2013 2:00 PM EST

McMaster Expert Available to Discuss Modern Families and the Holidays

Norman Rockwell defined the winter holidays for an entire generation with his depictions of rosy-cheeked children and their doting parents set against a heartfelt winter wonderland. But much has changed since the Post War heyday of Rockwell, says...
5-Dec-2012 11:55 AM EST

Expert Available to Explain Why Saturday’s “Supermoon” Will Be Beautiful, but Not Super

Yes, it will be marginally brighter and larger, but Saturday’s so-called “supermoon” is not going to be noticeably different from the full moon of the month before or after, says a McMaster University astronomer.
4-May-2012 12:00 PM EDT

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