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Pharmaceuticals and Other Emerging Contaminants Force Fish to Work Harder to Survive

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Pharmaceuticals and other man-made contaminants are forcing fish that live downstream from a typical sewage treatment plant to work at least 30 per cent harder just to survive, McMaster researchers have found.
16-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Previous Influenza Virus Exposures Enhance Susceptibility in Another Influenza Pandemic

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New data analysis suggests that people born at the time of the 1957 H2N2 or Asian Flu pandemic were at a higher risk of dying during the 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic as well as the resurgent H1N1 outbreak in 2013-2014. And it is not the first time...
15-Jan-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

DNA Analysis of Ancient Mummy, Thought to Have Smallpox, Points to Hepatitis B Infection Instead

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Scientists have sequenced the complete genome of an ancient strain of Hepatitis B, shedding new light on a pathogen that today kills nearly one million people every year. The findings, based on data extracted from the mummified remains of a small...
3-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

McMaster Researchers Find Genes May ‘Snowball’ Obesity

The researchers looked at 37 genes that are well established as modulating the body mass in 75,230 adults with European ancestry and found the nine with the snowball effect.
7-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Spinal Tap Needle Type Impacts the Risk of Complications

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There is a more than 50 per cent reduction in the occurrence of headaches with the atraumatic needles, and also more than a 50 per cent reduction in patient readmissions and return to emergency rooms for narcotics or blood patches.
5-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Fish Exposed to Treated Wastewater Have Altered Behaviour: Research

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A team of researchers from Environment Canada and Climate Change Canada and McMaster University have found that fish living downstream from a wastewater treatment plant showed changes to their normal behaviour—ones that made them vulnerable to...
5-Dec-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Antibiotics Administered During Labour Delay Healthy Gut Bacteria in Babies

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The study utilized data from 74 mother-infant pairs in the McMaster pilot cohort called Baby & Mi. Participants came from low-risk populations in Hamilton and Burlington, Ontario. The gut bacteria development of the infants was tested at four...
28-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

McMaster Researchers Uncover Link Between Immune Function and Osteoarthritic Pain and Progression

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The study, published in the medical journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, found that monocytes, the white blood cells necessary to regulate immune responses, were more activated and pro-inflammatory in women with osteoarthritis, and that elevated...
27-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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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

"Stupidity Is in Fashion": Prominent Social Critic Available to Discuss US Debate

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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

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

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3-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EST

How Low Can They Go? Civil Discourse Expert Available on Republican Race

26-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST

Physicist Available to Discuss Gravitational Waves

11-Feb-2016 9:05 AM EST

Expert Available to Comment on Lead Poisoning Crisis in Flint

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26-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST

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