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Smelly Spectacle: Second Corpse Flower Set to Bloom at McMaster


The rare corpse flower, widely known as the world’s smelliest plant, is set to bloom within days at McMaster, one of only a handful in the world to do so this year.
28-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Blood to Feeling: McMaster Scientists Turn Blood Into Neural Cells

Stem cell scientists at McMaster can now directly convert adult human blood cells to both central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) neurons as well as neurons in the peripheral nervous system (rest of the body) that are responsible for pain,...
19-May-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Is There Life Out There? Distant Moons May Provide the Answer, Researchers Say

McMaster researchers who have modelled planetary systems far beyond our own solar system have found that massive moons larger than Mars might be the best bet in the search for life beyond Earth.
20-May-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Your Handshake Tells the Story of Your Health

The study followed almost 140,000 adults aged 35 to 70 over four years in 17 countries. Their muscle strength was measured using a handgrip dynamometer. They were taking part in the institute’s Prospective Urban-Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study.
13-May-2015 9:00 AM EDT

It Doesn’t Take a Brain Injury to Have Headache, Dizziness and Cognitive Impairment

The study provides an explanation for why many people with even very trivial head injuries, or even injuries to other parts of their bodies, experience incapacitating post-concussion like syndromes.
7-May-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Researchers Map Entire Genomes of Woolly Mammoths, Revealing More Clues to Cause of Extinction, Raising Possibility of Bringing Mammoths Back


An international team of researchers has sequenced the nearly complete genome of two Siberian woolly mammoths—revealing the most complete picture to date—including new information about the species’ evolutionary history and the conditions that...
20-Apr-2015 9:55 AM EDT

Just Hit “Print”: Office Inkjet Printer Could Produce Simple Tool to Identify Infectious Disease, Food Contaminants


Consumers are one step closer to benefiting from packaging that could give simple text warnings when food is contaminated with deadly pathogens like E. coli and Salmonella, and patients could soon receive real-time diagnoses of infections such as C....
7-Apr-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Researchers Find New Link Between Neurodegenerative Diseases and Abnormal Immune Responses

The study offers new insight into the link between neurodegenerative disorders and inflammation, and provides a framework to explore more fully the possibility that viral infection may lead to onset of these diseases.
27-Mar-2015 4:05 PM EDT

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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

Technology Expert Available to Discuss New RIM PlayBook

RIM gets set to launch its new PlayBook tomorrow with hopes of competing against Apple’s iPad. But, will it measure up?
18-Apr-2011 3:10 PM EDT

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