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Hold On! The Ability to Hold a Grip Predicts Who Has the Willpower Finish Their Schoolwork

Researchers at McMaster University have established a connection between a person’s ability to maintain a firm grip and having the self-control to finish their schoolwork.
10-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Mating Behaviour in the Natural World Contradicts Darwin’s Idea That Females Make the Decisions, Researchers Find

A provocative study by evolutionary biologists at McMaster University takes on one of Charles Darwin’s central ideas: that males adapt and compete for the attention of females because it is the females who ultimately choose their mates and the...
28-Jan-2016 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Losing Fat While Gaining Muscle: Scientists Use Protein to Close in on the ‘Holy Grail’ of Diet and Exercise


Researchers at McMaster University have uncovered significant new evidence in the quest for the elusive goal of gaining muscle and losing fat, an oft-debated problem for those trying to manage their weight, control their calories and balance their...
27-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Descendants of Black Death Confirmed as Source of Repeated European Plague Outbreaks That Would Fade and Roar Back Over Centuries: Research


An international team of researchers has uncovered new information about the Black Death in Europe and its descendants, suggesting it persisted on the continent over four centuries, re-emerging to kill hundreds of thousands in Europe in separate,...
25-Jan-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

It’s Mom Who Sees Troubles for Teens with Food Allergies

Mothers of teens with food allergies are more likely than the kids themselves to report that the youth have emotional and behavioural problems.
20-Jan-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

‘Inflamm-Aging’ by Seniors May Impact Pneumonia Susceptibility

Research indicates anti-bacterial strategies need to be tailored to the age of the patient. Aging is accompanied by a chronic state of low-level inflammation -- sometimes called ‘inflamm-aging’
13-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Develop Simple Paper Test That Quickly Diagnoses Illnesses by Changing Colour


A multi-disciplinary team of researchers has developed a new diagnostic test that makes it possible for patients to quickly determine if they are infected with an illness, using a simple paper test sensitive enough to detect markers of various...
12-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

McMaster Researchers Reveal Predictive Staircase to Leukemia

Researchers detail how they have been able to fingerprint myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), a state for blood cells that turns into acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cancer in approximately 30% of patients
6-Jan-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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

Low-production costs, need for revenue keep oil producers pumping, even in saturated market: economist


14-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST

Expert Available to Discuss Anonymous Hackers’ Vow to Fight the Islamic State

17-Nov-2015 8:05 AM EST

Canada Has the Tools to Boost Number of Refugees and History Suggests They Would Thrive: Expert

By redirecting resources and streamlining the processes that govern refugee admissions to Canada, the federal government can and should dramatically increase the number of refugees admitted, says a McMaster University expert.
12-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST

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

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