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Women Retain Insulin Sensitivity Better Than Men

As people become overweight, their skeletal muscle develops insulin resistance that can lead to type two diabetes. Researchers found the activity of this protein, called PTEN (for Phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome 10), is...
17-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Routine Clot Removal After Heart Attack Not Beneficial, May Have Risk

Routine strategy of blood clot removal during treatment for heart attacks not beneficial and associated with an increased risk of stroke.
12-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EDT

It’s Tough to Shift That Weight, McMaster Studies Show

The McMaster Evidence Review and Synthesis Centre reviewed hundreds of recent studies about overweight and obesity published in the past decade. The last of its five related papers was published today.
23-Feb-2015 11:00 AM EST

The Science Behind Commonly Used Anti-Depressants Appears to Be Backwards, Researchers Say

The science behind many anti-depressant medications appears to be backwards, say the authors of a paper that challenges the prevailing ideas about the nature of depression and some of the world’s most commonly prescribed medications.
17-Feb-2015 9:35 AM EST

New Technology Could Help Patients Make Better Decisions on Care


Traditional decision aids to help patient-doctor discussions have drawbacks, but a new electronic model developed by McMaster University researchers holds promise of revolutionizing shared decision-making in the doctor’s office with the touch of...
11-Feb-2015 9:00 AM EST

Preemies May Have Psychiatric Problems as Adults

The study found that extremely low birth weight babies whose mothers received a full course of steroids prior to giving birth are at even greater risk for psychiatric disorders.
6-Feb-2015 8:00 AM EST

Barriers to End-of-Life Care Discussions Identified

Two issues emerged: Conversations about death and dying need to be normalized so that people can be more comfortable having advance care planning discussions within families before there’s a crisis. And, clinicians need more training to be highly...
29-Jan-2015 3:30 PM EST

Morphine Following Common Childhood Surgery May Be Life Threatening

The study has identified a significant risk for potentially-fatal breathing disruption when morphine is administered at home after surgery to treat pain in children who undergo tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy.
22-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

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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

McMaster Experts: World Health Day – April 7, 2011

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-Apr-2011 2:55 PM EDT

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