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Researchers Discover That a Blood Thinner Significantly Reduces the Risk of Death After Non-Cardiac Surgery

The study enrolled 1,754 patients in 19 countries, 51 percent of whom were male, with an average age of 70 years. After an average follow-up of 16 months, 11 percent of patients treated with dabigatran experienced a MINS-related event, compared with...
12-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Researchers Unravel Genetic Mystery Causing Complex Brain Disorders, Including Autism

The researchers used genetically engineered models and computer algorithms to study a human genome, which allowed them to pinpoint the single gene in question.
5-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mammoth Data: Researchers Sequence Complete Genomes of Extinct and Living Elephants Pointing to Highly Complex Relationships, Rich Evolutionary History

An international team of researchers has produced one of the most comprehensive evolutionary pictures to date by looking at one of the world's most iconic animal families - namely elephants, and their relatives mammoths and mastodons-spanning...
26-Feb-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Study Finds Opportunity to Increase Opioid Dependence Treatment in Ontario Jails

The study included completion of an online survey by 27 physicians, who reported working in 15 of 26 provincial correctional facilities for adults in Ontario. This included 10 of the 13 facilities with a population of more than 200. The study...
14-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Whey More Muscle: New Analysis Proves Protein Supplements Provide Significant Benefits for Weight Lifters

The debate is over. Dietary protein supplements significantly improve muscle strength and size when taken by healthy adults who lift weights, a determination reached by McMaster scientists who analyzed dozens of research studies.
7-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

McMaster Experts Explain the Mysteries of DNA to the World in a New Massive Online Open Course, or MOOC

Two McMaster University biochemists are working to explain the mysteries of DNA through a novel new public course, called DNA Decoded, which is available to everyone.
2-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Pharmaceuticals and Other Emerging Contaminants Force Fish to Work Harder to Survive

Pharmaceuticals and other man-made contaminants are forcing fish that live downstream from a typical sewage treatment plant to work at least 30 per cent harder just to survive, McMaster researchers have found.
16-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Previous Influenza Virus Exposures Enhance Susceptibility in Another Influenza Pandemic

New data analysis suggests that people born at the time of the 1957 H2N2 or Asian Flu pandemic were at a higher risk of dying during the 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic as well as the resurgent H1N1 outbreak in 2013-2014. And it is not the first time...
15-Jan-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Care Planning Conversations: Elderly Deserve to Have Their Voices Heard

A new $2.7 million Canadian study is aiming to narrow the gap between the care that frail elderly Canadians want and the care that they receive by evaluating ways to improve care planning conversations between patients, families and health...
6-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT


"Stupidity Is in Fashion": Prominent Social Critic Available to Discuss US Debate

19-Oct-2016 9:05 AM EDT

McMaster University Ancient Coins Expert Available to Discuss Trove of Roman Coins Unearthed in Spain.

29-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Mummy Expert Available to Discuss Possible Discovery of New Chambers in Tut’s Tomb

17-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EDT


Is Donald Trump Unstoppable? Cultural Expert Available on Trump’s Momentum

3-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EST

How Low Can They Go? Civil Discourse Expert Available on Republican Race

26-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST

Physicist Available to Discuss Gravitational Waves

11-Feb-2016 9:05 AM EST


Expert Available to Comment on Lead Poisoning Crisis in Flint

26-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST

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