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Study Finds Asthma and Food Allergies Predictable at Age One

Using data from more than 2,300 children from across Canada participating in the CHILD Study, the researchers evaluated the presence of AD and allergic sensitization at age one. When the children were three years of age, the researchers performed a...
13-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Head Games: Research Finds Injury From Contact Sport Has Harmful, Though Temporary Effect on Memory


McMaster University neuroscientists studying sports-related head injuries have found that it takes less than a full concussion to cause memory loss, possibly because even mild trauma can interrupt the production of new neurons in a region of the...
13-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Archaeological Researchers Find That Dental X-Rays Can Also Reveal Serious Vitamin D Problems in Living Patients


Human teeth hold vital information about Vitamin D deficiency, a serious but often hidden condition that can now be identified by a simple dental X-ray, McMaster anthropologists Lori D’Ortenzio and Megan Brickley have found.
7-Nov-2017 2:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

McMaster Cultivates Medicinal Cannabis Knowledge

The multidisciplinary Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) will focus on conducting research, sharing evidence-based information and creating a network of professionals interested in further understanding medicinal...
7-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

High Risk Sex Behaviors Impact Women’s Health: Mcmaster

The research team compared samples of vaginal microbiota of both women who were involved in sex work and those who were not sex workers in Nairobi, Kenya.
6-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Tools to Tackle the Opioid Crisis: Chemists Develop Method to Quickly Screen, Accurately Identify Fentanyl and a Broad Range of Other Drugs of Abuse


Researchers at McMaster University have developed a new drug screening technique that could lead to the rapid and accurate identification of fentanyl, as well as a vast number of other drugs of abuse, which up until now have been difficult to detect...
1-Nov-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bolstering Fat Cells Offers Potential New Leukemia Treatment


Killing cancer cells indirectly by powering up fat cells in the bone marrow could help acute myeloid leukemia patients, according to a study from McMaster University's Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute and published in Nature Cell Biology.
12-Oct-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Reduced Exposure to Risk Factors Like Bullying Could Reduce Mental Illness in Extreme Preemies


The study utilized the McMaster Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Cohort, which includes a group of 179 extremely low birth weight survivors and 145 normal birth weight controls born between 1977 and 1982, which has 40 years' worth of data. The...
2-Oct-2017 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

How Low Can They Go? Civil Discourse Expert Available on Republican Race

26-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST

Physicist Available to Discuss Gravitational Waves

11-Feb-2016 9:05 AM EST

Expert Available to Comment on Lead Poisoning Crisis in Flint


26-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST

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