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.
November 19, 2019Health & Medicine
There has been interest in cannabis being used as a replacement drug for people with opioid use disorder, but research at McMaster University has found it doesn’t work.
November 19, 2019Culture & Society
Researchers use modern technology to reconstruct the properties of one of Earth’s oldest naturally occurring materials commonly found in ancient rock art.
November 19, 2019Environment & Sustainability
Canada could lead the world in helping to achieve water sustainability but is falling short of reaching the goals set out by the United Nations (U.N.), according to a new report from scientists with the University of Saskatchewan-led Global Water Futures (GWF) program.
November 15, 2019Science & Technology
Sky survey provides clues to how galaxies change over time.
November 13, 2019Health & Medicine
McMaster is hosting a major conference with the world’s leading experts on antibiotic resistance in an effort to address the growing global threat of superbugs. The Gairdner Symposium, entitled Fuelling the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance, runs Thursday, Nov. 14 and Friday, Nov. 15.
November 12, 2019Health & Medicine
One in four infections is already resistant to antibiotics and other known forms of treatment, and 5,400 Canadians died last year from infections had been treatable. It’s imperative that we all appreciate the severity and urgency of AMR.