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New Insight Into Huntington’s Disease May Open Door to Drug Development

McMaster University researchers have developed a new theory on Huntington’s disease which is being welcomed for showing promise to open new avenues of drug development for the condition.
9-Jul-2018 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Canada’s Leading Researchers Meet to Tackle Critical Issues Facing Our Water Security

In what is believed to be the first major science gathering on a First Nation in Canada, researchers from across the country will come together June 3 – 6 for the inaugural meeting of Global Water Futures (GWF) on the Six Nations of the Grand...
31-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


International Study Suggests Alternative Treatment for Mild Asthma

People with mild asthma are often prescribed a daily treatment regimen, but up to 80 per cent do not follow the routine, using inhalers only when they have an asthma attack. Now the researchers have found an as-needed combined-drug inhaler is a...
14-May-2018 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Researchers Uncover New Genomic Evidence Linking Extinct Giant Ground Sloth, First Discovered by Charles Darwin, to Small Modern-Day Sloths

Researchers have uncovered important genomic data from the remains of an ancient giant ground sloth, or Mylodon darwinii, the emblematic creature named after Charles Darwin, whose discovery of fossilized remains in South America is considered to be...
14-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Too Liberal Use of Oxygen Increases Risk of Death in Acutely ill Adult Patients: McMaster

Extensive data analyses show that supplemental oxygen, when given liberally to acutely ill adults, increases the risk of death without improving other health outcomes.
25-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Active Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Have Muscle Complications: Study

The research team analyzed muscle biopsies of young adults with and without Type 1 diabetes who exceed Diabetes Canada's recommended weekly levels for physical activity. The researchers found structural and functional changes in the power...
12-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Sweat So You Don’t Forget: New Research Suggests Exercise Breaks Improve Learning, Attention in University Students

New research from a team of scientists at McMaster University suggests that brief exercise breaks during lectures can help university students focus their attention, retain information and improve overall learning.
17-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Spoilage Alert: Researchers Develop Transparent Patch to Detect Dangerous Food Threats Before You Open the Package

McMaster researchers have developed a test to bring certainty to the delicate but critical question of whether meat and other foods are safe to eat or need to be thrown out.
4-Apr-2018 3:35 PM EDT 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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