January 20, 2020Medical Discovery
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, 2020Medical Discovery
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, 2019Medical Discovery
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 9, 2019Medical Discovery
Researchers at McMaster University have unlocked one of the secrets behind the many benefits of metformin.
November 27, 2019Medical Discovery
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.
October 4, 2019Medical Discovery
McMaster researchers have taken a significant step toward understanding how the most commonly prescribed form of anti-depressant medication actually works in the body, establishing a better understanding of the role of the gut in regulating mood and behaviour.
September 30, 2019Medical Discovery
Findings from one of the largest magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) cohort studies in North America show that a simple cardiac risk score can indicate who may have carotid artery plaque and silent strokes, which often come before a serious clinical stroke,
September 27, 2019Medical Discovery
Now a large clinical study of almost 1,500 patients in 10 countries world-wide has found those who had a total hip arthroplasty have modestly better function after two years, but a higher incidence of serious complications.
September 1, 2019Medical Discovery
A major international study has shown that opening all clogged arteries with stents after a serious heart attack is much better than opening only the single clogged artery that caused the heart attack.
August 28, 2019Medical Discovery
Individuals with many different psychiatric disorders have a higher tendency to choose smaller, immediate rewards over larger, delayed rewards, a study led by Hamilton researchers has found.
August 6, 2019Medical Discovery
A Hamilton-led international study of more than 3,000 patients could set the stage globally for how patients can safely use blood-thinning medications before and after surgery to mitigate risk of bleeding and stroke.
July 4, 2019Medical Discovery
Scientists at McMaster have identified new biomarkers for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in urine, which could lead to better treatments and reduce the need for costly and invasive colonoscopy procedures currently used for diagnosis.
June 20, 2019Medical Discovery
A team of researchers from McMaster has mapped at atomic resolution a toxic protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease, allowing them to better understand what is happening deep within the brain during the earliest stages of the disease.
April 11, 2019Medical Discovery
A team of McMaster researchers has discovered a unique subset of cells within human stem cells that appear to signal how the surrounding cells will develop and grow.
February 13, 2019Medical Discovery
Karun Singh is a principal investigator of the Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute at McMaster University.
December 20, 2018Medical Discovery
Chemists at McMaster have discovered new signatures that could identify cystic fibrosis in infants sooner with better reliability.
August 20, 2018Medical Discovery
An international team led by McMaster researchers has developed a simple laboratory score that is safer and faster at diagnosing patients who visit the emergency department with heart attack symptoms.
June 1, 2018Medical Discovery
Alfonso Iorio has been named the inaugural holder of the new Bayer Chair for Clinical Epidemiology Research and Bleeding Disorders.
May 23, 2018Medical Discovery
Patients are helping researchers, including those at McMaster University, clarify the essential aspects of assessing the value of gene therapy in hemophilia.
May 17, 2018Medical Discovery
Paul O’Byrne is the principal investigator on a study that suggests an alternative to conventional treatment strategies.
April 30, 2018Medical Discovery
Extensive data analyses in a study from McMaster show that supplemental oxygen, when given liberally to these patients, increases the risk of death without improving other health outcomes.
December 7, 2017Medical Discovery
New study provides convincing high-quality evidence for people to change to the atraumatic needles for a better patient care.
December 7, 2017Medical Discovery
Clearing clots with drugs and specialized devices may not reduce the likelihood that patients develop post-thrombotic syndrome.
December 2, 2017Medical Discovery
The announcement highlighted the work of researcher Jonathan Bramson, who received a total of $2.3 million in funding for a project that will validate a new white blood cell therapy for cancer.
November 21, 2017Medical Discovery
Concussions and repetitive impact can interrupt neurogenesis — or the creation of new neurons — in the hippocampus, a vulnerable region of the brain critical to memory.
November 15, 2017Medical Discovery
Approximately 10 per cent of asthmatics do not respond to therapy, with life-threatening consequences.
November 18, 2016Medical Discovery
This year's Innovation Showcase focused on the entrepreneurial spirit and creativity exhibited by students, graduate students, post doctoral fellows and researchers from across campus.