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Canadian Researchers Improve Safety, Decrease Risks of New Blood Thinners

Bleeding complications present the most common risk for patients taking blood thinners. Without an antidote, there is no way to quickly reverse the effects of a blood thinner in emergency situations.
10-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Prescription Painkillers Source of Addiction for Most Women

More than half (52%) of women and a third (38%) of men reported doctor-prescribed painkillers as their first contact with opioid drugs, a family of drugs which include prescription medicines such OxyContin and codeine, as well as illicit drugs such...
6-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Female Birds Can’t Shake Their Colorful Fathers, and Other Lessons From Studying 6,000 Species


The evolution of male songbirds as the colorful consorts of drab female partners is more complicated than long thought, says a McMaster researcher on a team that looked at nearly 6,000 species for a massive study published in the journal Nature.
3-Nov-2015 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Chopin, Bach Used Human Speech ‘Cues’ to Express Emotion in Music


Music has long been described, anecdotally, as a universal language. This may not be entirely true, but we're one step closer to understanding why humans are so deeply affected by certain melodies and modes.
2-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Gut Reaction: Bacteria May Play an Important Role in How the Body Processes Gluten, Research

A team of researchers has discovered that bacteria found in the gut may contribute to the body’s response to gluten, an important finding that could lead to new treatments for celiac disease. The findings, published today in The American Journal...
8-Oct-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Among South Asians, Risks of Developing Diabetes Begins at Birth, Says Research

Researchers compared nearly 800 pregnant South Asian and white Caucasian women. While the South Asian mothers—who were smaller in stature than their white counterparts—gave birth to significantly smaller babies, those newborns had more adipose...
29-Sep-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Harmful Alcohol Use Increases Health Risks in All Countries

Data support the call to increase global awareness of the harmful use of alcohol and the need to further identify and target the modifiable determinants of harmful alcohol use. The authors also identified differences between countries of different...
15-Sep-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Drawing Conclusions: Scientists Look Inside the Works of Great Artists


A new exhibit at the McMaster Museum of Art brings together years of painstaking research by an international team of scientists, engineers, conservators and art historians who have used sophisticated equipment and techniques to uncover new...
16-Sep-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

Canadian Leaders in Antibiotic Resistance Welcome US Plan, Say It Drives Momentum in Critical Global Fight


A new five-year plan to fight the critical problem of antibiotic resistance brings welcome momentum and attention to a fight that demands a global effort, say leading Canadian researchers in the field, who are available to comment this afternoon.
27-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

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

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