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Secret behind diabetes drug’s benefits revealed

Scientists were surprised when they found out that metformin caused the secretion of GDF15, a protein which is known to suppress appetite.
5-Dec-2019 12:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Long-term study finds faster breast cancer radiation treatment as effective as longer course

Approximately half of the patients were randomly assigned whole breast radiation, delivered once per day over three to five weeks. The other half received external beam APBI, considered to be the least invasive approach to partial breast...
4-Dec-2019 10:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Better way to interpret blood tests to diagnose pulmonary embolism

A study led by Hamilton researchers has found a new way to interpret blood test results in patients who are investigated for blood clots in their lungs, a condition known as pulmonary embolism. This new approach applies to D-dimer blood tests,...
25-Nov-2019 11:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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McMaster researchers create “smart” surfaces to help synthetic blood-vessel grafts knit better and more safely

Researchers at McMaster University have created a new coating to prevent clotting and infection in synthetic vascular grafts, while also accelerating the body’s own process for integrating the grafted vessels.
26-Nov-2019 4:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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McMaster researcher warns plastic pollution in the Great Lakes is a growing concern to ecosystem, human health

Research from a leading international expert on the health of the Great Lakes suggests that the growing intensity and scale of pollution from plastics poses serious risks to human health and will continue to have profound consequences on the...
26-Nov-2019 11:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Potent antimicrobial found that shows promise in fighting staph infections

After screening thousands of small molecules, the research team discovered a potent new antimicrobial they are calling MAC-545496 that is active against MRSA. Unlike conventional antibiotics, this new antimicrobial neither kills the staph infection...
22-Nov-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Virtual and mixed reality inferior to traditional learning in anatomy education

The McMaster study compared an MR model (Microsoft HoloLens) and a VR model (HTC VIVE) derived from a physical model to the actual model. The researchers focused on overall learning performance and the effects of stereopsis by using a strategy where...
20-Nov-2019 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Rapid evolution: Researchers discover remarkable variation in genetic mechanisms that drive sexual differentiation of frogs

Researchers from McMaster University have discovered striking variation in the underlying genetic machinery that orchestrates sexual differentiation in frogs, demonstrating that evolution of this crucial biological system has moved at a dramatic...
19-Nov-2019 8:30 AM EST 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

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

3-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EST

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