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New delivery method cuts required dose, promises relief from adverse side effects of antipsychotic medication

A team of neuroscientists and engineers at McMaster University has created a nasal spray to deliver antipsychotic medication directly to the brain instead of having it pass through the body.
15-Jan-2021 10:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers use modern techniques to unravel an 18th century mystery

The mysterious death of a young, 18th century socialite has inspired a research project which could yield new information about the dangers of lead exposure.
12-Jan-2021 11:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Discovery of 2-Million-Year-Old Stone Tools in East Africa Reveal Early Humans Could Make Plans and Adapt to Environmental Change

An international team, including Canadian researchers from the University of Calgary and McMaster University, has discovered stone tools in Tanzania dating back 2 million years, the oldest evidence of human activity in what is known as the Cradle of...
7-Jan-2021 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Perception of Palliative Care in South Asian populations

Funded by a McMaster University, Department of Family Medicine, Pilot Research Project Funding Grant, the observational study is one of the few person-centered palliative care studies focused on the South Asian community outside India. The results...
7-Jan-2021 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Back to basics: Researchers find simple exercises are a practical, time-efficient way to boost fitness

Kinesiologists at McMaster University who examined the effectiveness of old-school physical training have found that simple bodyweight exercises, when performed vigorously over short periods, improve cardiorespiratory fitness.
4-Jan-2021 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Infectious disease detectives: Researchers track and analyze smallpox epidemics over three centuries

Researchers from McMaster University have studied and analyzed thousands of weekly records documenting the deaths of smallpox victims in London, England over the span of nearly 300 years. The analysis provides new and rare insights into the ecology...
18-Dec-2020 11:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Study finds pandemic impacts retirement homes differently

The study found that between March 1 and Sept 24, 2020, 92 per cent of resident and staff infections occurred at 10 per cent of retirement homes. During that time there were 172 retirement home outbreaks involving 1,045, or 1.9 per cent, of...
14-Dec-2020 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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A gene mutation that protects against disease

Called PCSK9Q152H, the mutation of the PCSK9 gene was initially thought to protect against cardiovascular diseases. Recent studies reveal that it may protect against other human illnesses, mainly liver diseases. It may allow the PCSK9Q152H mutant...
18-Nov-2020 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Move it or lose it: Sitting around while avoiding COVID-19 creates other health risks, warns exercise researcher

Prolonged pandemic-related isolation, physical distancing and workplace closures are leading a McMaster University researcher to raise concern over the health impacts of inactivity.
23-Apr-2020 10:55 AM EDT

Change Can’t Wait. Our Time with Antibiotics is Running Out (Infographic)

Gerry Wright, Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research, talking about the concern of antibiotic resistance (with infographic).
8-Nov-2018 2:15 PM EST

McMaster Experts Weigh in on What It Takes to Age Well

27-Sep-2018 9:40 AM EDT

McMaster University Experts Available to Discuss Health, Cultural and Policy Issues Related to Legalization of Cannabis

26-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT

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

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"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

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