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Mysteries of the Mind: Developmental Psychologist Explains Her Life’s Work Studying the Complexities of the Senses

Developmental psychologist Daphne Maurer has spent more than four decades studying the complexities of the human mind. As the director of the Visual Development Lab at McMaster University and president of the International Society on Infant...
27-Jun-2014 10:30 AM EDT

Kryptonite for Superbugs: Scientists Unearth What May Be a Secret Weapon in the Urgent Battle Against Antibiotic-Resistance


A fungus living in the soils of Nova Scotia could offer new hope in the pressing battle against drug-resistant germs that kill tens of thousands of people every year, including one considered a serious global threat.
23-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Helpful Bouncing Babies Show That Moving Together Builds Bonds From the Time We Learn to Walk

Researchers have shown that moving with others in time to music increases altruistic behavior in babies who have barely learned to walk.
24-Jun-2014 9:05 AM EDT

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy May Lead to Childhood Obesity and Diabetes

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time in an animal model that maternal use of a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, resulted in increased fat accumulation and inflammation in the liver of the...
19-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Researchers Uncover Common Heart Drug’s Link to Diabetes

McMaster University researchers may have found a novel way to suppress the devastating side effect of statins, one of the worlds’ most widely used drugs to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease. Their findings could lead to the next...
11-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Great Lakes Researchers Gather at McMaster to Discuss Lake Levels, Pollution, Invasive Species

McMaster University is planning to welcome 600 to 700 researchers from Canada, the US and beyond to share and debate information about how to cope with the newest problems, when it hosts the International Association for Great Lakes Research...
22-May-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Researchers Discover New Potential Antibody Treatment for Asthma

The study found that giving a mild allergic asthma patient an antibody, which blocks a specific protein in the lungs, markedly improved asthmatic symptoms such as wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and cough after the allergic asthmatics...
16-May-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Study Findings Question Benefit of Additional Imaging Before Cancer Surgery

This study is the largest, based on high-quality imaging and reading of scans, to understand the role of PET-CT in selecting the best colorectal cancer candidates whose cancer has spread to the liver for surgery.
13-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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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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