January 22, 2020Canada & the World
McMaster’s new Centre for Human Rights and Restorative Justice looks at how countries – and people – heal after conflict.
January 20, 2020Health & Medicine
McMaster University researchers surveyed the data of patients of Hamilton’s two hospital systems over nine years and found 52 with low Vitamin C levels. This included 13 patients who could be diagnosed as having scurvy, and an additional 39 who tested positive for scurvy but did not have documented symptoms.
January 16, 2020Health & Medicine
A team of physicists from McMaster University has developed a process to modify red blood cells so they can be used to distribute drugs throughout the body, which could specifically target infections or treat catastrophic diseases such as cancer or Alzheimer’s.
December 23, 2019Health & Medicine
A common cardiac blood test done before surgery can predict who will experience adverse outcomes after most types of surgery, says an international study led by Hamilton researchers.
December 20, 2019Health & Medicine
A major study has found that Canadian First Nations communities with greater socio-economic advantages, educational opportunities, social support of family members and greater trust between community members have lower cardiac risk factors.
December 17, 2019Health & Medicine
A networking think tank focused on fostering success in entrepreneurship and innovation has been formed at McMaster University.
December 11, 2019Culture & Society
Researchers analyze artifacts in one of Mesoamerica's earliest villages that suggest the community was in the early stages of establishing a complex social organization.
December 10, 2019Health & Medicine
Indigenous researchers are working together with their non-Indigenous academic partners to analyze a major health study at a Hamilton-based research institute.
December 9, 2019Health & Medicine
Researchers at McMaster University have unlocked one of the secrets behind the many benefits of metformin.
December 6, 2019Health & Medicine
The unexpected shutdown of a nuclear reactor halfway around the world has left McMaster University as the world’s only supplier of the isotope that irradiates the “seeds” used to treat prostate and other forms of cancer.
December 5, 2019Health & Medicine
A shorter course of higher-dose radiation treatment to part of the breast is showing promise in women with early-stage breast cancer who undergo breast conserving surgery, says a study led by Hamilton researchers.
November 27, 2019Health & Medicine
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.
November 26, 2019Environment & Sustainability
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 ecosystem.
November 25, 2019Health & Medicine
Research led by scientists from McMaster University has yielded a potent antimicrobial that works against the toughest infectious disease strains.
November 20, 2019Health & Medicine
New research suggests that virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) are inferior to traditional physical models of learning, and have major disadvantages in cost and functionality.