April 7, 2020Infectious Disease
Can the antibodies in the blood plasma of COVID-19 survivors help others suffering from the disease? A McMaster researcher is at the forefront of one of the world’s largest clinical trials of a potential treatment for COVID-19.
April 3, 2020Infectious Disease
Philanthropists Charles and Margaret Juravinski have made a new gift of $3.3 million to accelerate COVID-19-related and brain health research as part of the newly formed Juravinski Research Institute in Hamilton.
February 28, 2020Infectious Disease
McMaster researchers have identified an antibacterial compound made by cannabis plants that may serve as a lead for new drug development.
February 20, 2020Infectious Disease
Kenneth Rosenthal, head of the viral vaccines division at the McMaster Immunology Research Centre, talks about how research teams across the globe are searching for a COVID-19 vaccine.
November 25, 2019Infectious Disease
Research led by scientists from McMaster University has yielded a potent antimicrobial that works against the toughest infectious disease strains.
November 13, 2019Infectious Disease
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, 2019Infectious Disease
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.
November 6, 2019Infectious Disease
An international research collaboration has discovered a new bacteria-killing toxin that shows promise of impacting superbug infectious diseases.
August 13, 2019Infectious Disease
A study has unearthed new details about the evolutionary history of both antibiotic production and resistance and dates their co-emergence as far back as 350 to 500 million years.
June 24, 2019Infectious Disease
A forward-looking McMaster donor is investing $7 million in a new research centre dedicated specifically to tackling the growing global threat of antimicrobial resistance.
June 21, 2019Infectious Disease
The offices of an institute dedicated to broadening Canada’s research capacity in infectious disease and the response of the human immune system, opened today at McMaster University.
February 19, 2019Infectious Disease
Physicists at McMaster have for the first time identified a simple mechanism used by potentially deadly bacteria to fend off antibiotics, a discovery which is providing new insights into how germs adapt and behave at a level of detail never seen before.
August 1, 2018Infectious Disease
The number of mosquitoes we see each change from year to year. This is because the successful reproduction of mosquitoes depends on precipitation levels and warm weather.
June 11, 2018Infectious Disease
As summer-like temperatures bring ticks out of hibernation, a biologist from McMaster warns that they are spreading across Ontario, increasing the risk for infections such as Lyme disease.
January 16, 2018Infectious Disease
The influenza A virus continues to pose one of the most pressing threats to global public health due to its tendency to cause a pandemic.
July 5, 2017Infectious Disease
Titus Divala was born and raised in Malawi, where the mosquito-borne infectious disease is the third most common cause of death.
June 1, 2017Infectious Disease
Five McMaster researchers will take on everything from senior isolation to antimicrobial resistance as Vanier Canada Graduate Scholars and a Banting Fellow.
May 19, 2017Infectious Disease
Seven researchers from across the disciplines have earned Early Researcher Awards to advance their work – a collective investment of nearly $1 million from the Province of Ontario.
February 15, 2017Infectious Disease
Three McMaster research projects have received a combined investment of nearly $1.7M over three years from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada.
September 13, 2016Infectious Disease
A cross-national research consortia co-led by Andrew McArthur is receiving two of 16 federal grants to further develop a big data solution to the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance.
August 23, 2016Infectious Disease
The grants, which will support cutting-edge research ranging from the discovery of novel antibiotics to the development of a global vaccination strategy to control Tuberculosis (TB), are part of a larger $667M investment from two of the federal agency’s funding competitions.
July 4, 2016Infectious Disease
Three McMaster researchers working to improve the lives of women around the world have been recognized by the Council of Ontario Universities.