After laboring under other theories that never seemed to add up, McMaster University researchers have concluded that menopause is an unintended outcome of natural selection, generated by men's historical preference for younger mates.
6/7/2013 1:55 PM EDT
One in six women arriving at orthopedic fracture clinics have been victims of physical, emotional, or sexual violence at the hands of an intimate partner within the past year, and one in 50 arrive as a direct result of intimate partner violence...
6/11/2013 1:15 PM EDT
A team of researchers has made a significant discovery which may have a dramatic impact on children stricken with Tay-Sachs disease, a degenerative and fatal neurological condition that often strikes in the early months of life. Available drugs may...
6/6/2013 8:00 AM EDT
New research from McMaster University suggests women can remember faces better than men, in part because they spend more time studying features without even knowing it, and a technique researchers say can help improve anyone’s memories.
6/4/2013 8:00 AM EDT
Accelerating the Discovery of Biomaterials: McMaster’s $22M Biointerfaces Institute Tackles Vexing Problems
Researchers at McMaster University have a unique new facility that enables a fresh approach to developing materials for real-world problems such as hospital doorknobs that can repel bacteria, bandages that can heal wounds, home test kits for...
4/19/2013 10:00 AM EDT
New research from an international team of scientists suggests evolution, or basic survival techniques adapted by early humans, influences the decisions gamblers make when placing bets. The findings may help to explain why some treatment options for...
3/18/2013 8:00 AM EDT
Hundreds of thousands of ancient artifacts, chronicling 12 thousand years of human history, will be housed at a new centre designed to solve a problem which has troubled researchers for decades: how to track and preserve vast collections.
2/19/2013 10:00 AM EST
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 together.
2/7/2013 10:30 AM EST
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.
5/13/2013 1:45 PM EDT
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...
1/16/2013 2:00 PM EST
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...
12/5/2012 11:55 AM EST
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.
5/4/2012 12:00 PM EDT
RIM gets set to launch its new PlayBook tomorrow with hopes of competing against Apple’s iPad. But, will it measure up?
4/18/2011 3:10 PM EDT
The Theme for World Health Day (April 7) is antimicrobial resistance and its global spread - McMaster university experts can comment on antibiotic resistance, the search for new treatments, and the global spread of disease.
4/4/2011 2:55 PM EDT