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The Art of Storytelling: Researchers Explore Why We Relate to Characters

For thousands of years, humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions and to relate personal experiences. Now, psychologists at McMaster University are exploring the mechanisms deep within the brain to better understand just what...
13-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


McMaster study identifies an unexpected cell population key to blood cancer relapse

The study published today in the journal Cancer Cell suggests that leukemia cells change in unique ways in response to the chemotherapy, allowing them to masquerade for a short time so they are able to start disease regeneration.
5-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Strands of Hair From Member of Franklin Expedition Provide New Clues Into Mystery Surrounding Doomed Voyage

A new analysis of human hair taken from the remains of one of the members of the Franklin expedition, is providing further evidence that lead poisoning was just one of many different factors contributing to the deaths of the crew, and not the...
5-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Access to 3D printing is changing the work in research labs

A group of McMaster researchers has designed and built specialized hardware for their research using an in-house 3D printer. The new lab instrument is capable of collecting massive amounts of data that will help these researchers in their quest to...
29-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rethinking a Healthy Diet From a Global Perspective

Now scientists of the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences are using research from several large global studies to develop an updated, international approach of identifying a healthy diet.
28-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Cancer May Lurk Behind Major Internal Bleeding in Cardiovascular Disease Patients

Patients with cardiovascular disease who develop major internal bleeding are much more likely to be diagnosed with cancer, a large international clinical trial has found. Patients with gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding are 18 times more likely to be...
26-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Pass the salt: Study finds average consumption safe for heart health

New research shows that for the vast majority of individuals, sodium consumption does not increase health risks except for those who eat more than five grams a day, the equivalent of 2.5 teaspoons of salt. The research, published in The Lancet,...
8-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


As Little as Two Weeks of Inactivity Can Trigger Diabetic Symptoms in Vulnerable Patients, Researchers Find

Just two weeks without much activity can have a dramatic impact on health from which it is difficult to recover, according to researchers who studied overweight older adults at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
31-Jul-2018 9:00 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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