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Brace yourself: Novel experiment isolates genes that cause some people to gain muscle while others don’t

Researchers studying the mystery of why some weightlifters’ muscles grow much more quickly than others’ have found new answers through a novel experiment in which subjects worked out one leg and immobilized the other.
30-Jul-2020 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Malignant Cancer Diagnosed in a Dinosaur for the First Time

A collaboration led by the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and McMaster University has led to the discovery and diagnosis of an aggressive malignant bone cancer — an osteosarcoma — for the first time ever in a dinosaur. No malignant cancers (tumours...
30-Jul-2020 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Reviews find children not major source of COVID-19, but family stress is high

The review found among children who were infected, transmission was traced back to community and home settings or adults, rather than amongst children within daycares or schools even in jurisdictions where schools remained open or have since...
29-Jul-2020 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Eradicating disease: Scientists trace and identify origin of smallpox vaccine strains used in Civil War

Scientists and historians working at McMaster University, the Mütter Museum and the University of Sydney have pieced together the genomes of old viruses that were used as vaccination strains during and after the American Civil War ultimately...
14-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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McMaster and Toyota Tsusho Canada, Inc. collaborate to move pathogen-detecting food wrap from lab to market

Toyota Tsusho Canada, Inc. (“TTCI”) will team up with McMaster engineers and biochemists to move a promising new food-safety technology from the lab to the marketplace.
13-Jul-2020 12:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Therapy delivered electronically more effective than face to face: Hamilton researchers

Based on randomized control trials, the systematic review and analysis revealed that cognitive behavioural therapy that connected therapists and patients through such modes as web-based applications, video-conferencing, email and texting, improved...
8-Jul-2020 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The science of sound: Researchers suggest use of artificial tones in perception experiments could be missing the mark

Researchers at McMaster University who study how the brain processes sound have discovered the common practice of using artificial tones in perception experiments could mean scientists are overlooking important and interesting discoveries in the...
7-Jul-2020 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cave divers unlock mysteries of the earliest Americans

A team of underwater cave explorers in Mexico have made unprecedented archeological discoveries in some of the most inaccessible places on Earth that unlock key mysteries about the earliest inhabitants of the Western Hemisphere, according to...
3-Jul-2020 2:05 PM EDT 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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