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Fat fundamentals: Scientists uncover crucial biological circuits that regulate lipids and their role in overall health

Tiny microscopic worms, invisible to the naked eye, are helping scientists to better understand an extraordinarily complex biological pathway that connects fat to overall health and aging in humans.
13-Nov-2018 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Video Highlights How Short Periods of Inactivity in Older Persons Can Lead to Worsening Physical Health

Researchers at McMaster University are warning that even short periods of inactivity in older people—as little as two weeks—can lead to worsening physical health, which could have a dramatic impact on an aging population.
5-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Myth Busted: Researchers Show That a High-Protein Diet Does Not Affect Kidney Function

A widely held and controversial myth that high-protein diets may cause kidney damage in healthy adults has been debunked by scientists at McMaster University, who examined more than two dozen studies involving hundreds of participants.
5-Nov-2018 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Researchers Design “Smart” Surfaces, Creating Promise of Safer Implants and More Accurate Diagnostic Tests

Researchers at McMaster University have solved a vexing problem by engineering surface coatings that can repel everything, such as bacteria, viruses and living cells, but can be modified to permit beneficial exceptions.
24-Oct-2018 8:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Covert Tactics Used by Bacteria to Trick Human Immune System

Comparing two strains of Salmonella – one that causes disease in humans and the other in reptiles – researchers discovered a covert way that the human-affecting bacteria essentially tricks the immune system into not attacking.
18-Oct-2018 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Finding their whey back: researchers pinpoint ideal protein to help seniors rebuild lost muscle

While exercise buffs have long used protein supplements to gain muscle, new research from McMaster University suggests one protein source in particular, whey protein, is most effective for seniors struggling to rebuild muscle lost from inactivity...
9-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Studies needed on impact of cannabis use on puberty

Samaan and his research team at McMaster set out to find studies on boys and girls under age 18 with exposure to recreational or medicinal cannabis. The use of cannabis included smoked, ingested and other modes of exposure to cannabis products.
5-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ground-breaking lab poised to unlock the mystery of the origins of life

McMaster researchers have pioneered one-of-a-kind technology that could – for the first time – provide experimental evidence of how life was formed on the early Earth and show whether life could have emerged elsewhere in the universe.
4-Oct-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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


"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


Is Donald Trump Unstoppable? Cultural Expert Available on Trump’s Momentum

3-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EST

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