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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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Polypill along with aspirin cuts heart attacks and strokes by up to 40%: International study

The information came from the International Polycap Study 3 (TIPS-3) study which followed the participants an average of 4.6 years. The study of 5,714 people from nine countries, particularly India and the Philippines, looked at the polypill alone...
12-Nov-2020 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Government of Canada awards $2.5M to McMaster University to support the COVID-19 border study with McMaster HealthLabs

McMaster University has been awarded $2.5 million from the Government of Canada to support the McMaster HealthLabs (MHL) Canadian International COVID-19 Surveillance Border Study at Toronto Pearson International Airport, being run in partnership...
30-Oct-2020 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Guidelines on Deferred Cord Clamping and Cord Milking: A Systematic Review


22-Oct-2020 1:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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More turkey dinners for people with celiac disease?

An international team of researchers led by McMaster University has found that tryptophan, an amino acid present in high amounts in turkey, along with some probiotics, may help them heal and respond better to a gluten-free diet. The findings...
21-Oct-2020 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The biological 'record' of extremely preterm birth differs in men and women, researchers find

Researchers at McMaster University have found distinct effects of adversity early in life in the genomes of men compared to women who were born extremely preterm.
20-Oct-2020 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Create a Tool That Can Pull an Elusive COVID-19 Marker From Human Blood

Researchers at Canada's McMaster University and SQI Diagnostics have created a surface that repels every other element of human blood except a critical indicator of infection, opening a timely window for understanding the progress of COVID-19 in...
19-Oct-2020 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Find Medieval Plague Outbreaks Picked Up Speed Over 300 Years

McMaster University researchers who analyzed thousands of documents covering a 300-year span of plague outbreaks in London, England, have estimated that the disease spread four times faster in the 17th century than it had in the 14th century.
19-Oct-2020 3:15 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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