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November 1, 2013

How safe is your drinking water? Speaker series tackles perplexing problems

October 17, 2013

Former Chief BMO economist Sherry Cooper
joins DeGroote School of Business

October 16, 2013

Low-voiced men love ’em and leave ’em, yet still attract more women: study

October 2, 2013

Nothin’ to sneeze at

McMaster lab develops new tuberculosis vaccine

October 1, 2013

McMaster expert available to discuss economic repercussions of U.S. govt. shutdown

September 25, 2013

McMaster celebrates gift from iconic Ojibway author, marks 20 years of Indigenous Studies

September 23, 2013

$3m gift from Hatch allows student-focused Engineering facility to move forward

Eleven grad students named prestigious Vanier Scholars, 3 others named Banting fellows

September 18, 2013

McMaster medical students settle into Brantford home

September 16, 2013

Driven to clean: nesting instinct among pregnant women has an evolutionary backstory

August 27, 2013

New moms and obese people risk complications from influenza: McMaster study

August 14, 2013

McMaster study debunks controversial MS theory

August 1, 2013

McMaster expert available to discuss Snowden’s asylum in Russia

July 31, 2013

By tracking maggots’ food choices, scientists open significant new window into human learning

July 15, 2013

Expert available to discuss implications of massive Loblaw takeover of Shoppers Drug Mart

July 11, 2013

McMaster expert available to discuss PEDs and looming MLB suspensions

July 4, 2013

McMaster experts available to discuss political upheaval in Egypt

June 14, 2013

Researchers conclude that what causes menopause is – wait for it – men

June 06, 2013

Readily-available drugs may reduce devastating symptoms of Tay-Sachs and Tay Sachs-like diseases: study

June 05, 2013

Ontario funds $13M in quality health care research at McMaster

June 04 , 2013

Never forget a face? Researchers find women have better memory recall than men

May 31, 2013

Researchers awarded $5.7 million to study pharmacist-led medication services to improve health of Ontarians

May 30, 2013

McMaster honorary degrees celebrate local heroes and international leaders in fields from community service to advanced science and medicine

May 29, 2013

McMaster award winner looks to improve health through new technologies 

May 17, 2013

Expert available to discuss Friday earthquakes through the lens of social media

May 9, 2013

McMaster opens $26M auto lab—researchers, students & industry will shape what and how we drive

May 8, 2013

McMaster University and Cisco Collaborate to Further Bioinformatics Research and Build Institutional Research Cloud

April 30, 2013

McMaster to celebrate gift of Bruce Cockburn archives May 7

New report offers insights on how universities can help as grad students face job market

April 19, 2013

Accelerating the discovery of biomaterials: McMaster’s $22M Biointerfaces Institute tackles vexing problems

April 16, 2013

Experts available to discuss Boston Marathon tragedy and aftermath

April 8, 2013

Creativity, ingenuity & brains: engineering students present final-year projects

March 26, 2013

Two McMaster Arts & Science undergrads receive prestigious 3M National Student Fellowships

March 18, 2013

It’s in the cards: Human evolution influences gamblers’ decisions, study shows

March 15, 2013

McMaster awarded three new Canada Research Chairs

March 12, 2013

When in doubt, sit them out

February 28, 2013

Something like a phenomenon: Paul Ayers receives national research grant

Theoretical physicist awarded Killam Research Fellowship

February 19, 2013

Lost & found: artifacts to be housed in new facility to preserve past, prevent loss of history

February 7, 2013

New look at human fossil suggests Eastern Europe was an important pathway in evolution

January 21, 2013

Expert warns of growing crisis in Mali: ‘We might just be creating a new Afghanistan’

January 18, 2013

McMaster expert on political campaigns available for comment on federal Liberal debate

January 16, 2013

Experts available to discuss culture of celebrity confession, damage to Lance Armstrong brand

January 8, 2013

McMaster University and University of Waterloo grow collaborations

December 20, 2012

Star light, star bright: cosmos reveal secret of aging well

December 17, 2012

McMaster University-led research team proves collaboration between primary care and public health improves health

December 6, 2012

Game on: experts available to discuss developments in NHL talks, fan reaction

McMaster biologist treks across southwestern China to answer the “killer mushroom” question

December 5, 2012

McMaster expert available to discuss modern families and the holidays

December 3, 2012

Healthy eating beneficial beyond drug therapy in preventing a second heart attack

November 20, 2012

McMaster University pediatricians look to bridge
the care gap for young adults

November 7, 2012

McMaster graduate, mother finally a nurse at 49

November 5, 2012

Expert available to discuss Liberal leadership race in Ontario

October 29, 2012

Former Auditor-General Sheila Fraser, HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, to receive honorary doctorates at Fall Convocation

ArcelorMittal Dofasco research chair at McMaster University will focus on novel drugs to prevent cancer

October 18, 2012

Expert available to discuss bungled Google earnings release

October 10, 2012

McMaster researchers develop method to study the atomic structure of complex surfaces

October 4, 2012

Expert to discuss crisis communications in contaminated-beef recall

October 2, 2012

Expert available to discuss impact of E. coli crisis in Alberta

October 1, 2012

Nothing to sneeze at: scientists find cheating ragweed behaves better with its kin

September 12, 2012

Connected Health and Wellness Project: A New People-Centred, Technology-Enabled Health & Wellness System

September 7, 2012

McMaster receives $10M gift to promote healthy aging

August 29, 2012

McMaster and Mohawk launching joint certificate in Social Sciences

August 23, 2012

Children set the agenda as unique youth lecture program expands to cover full school year

August 20, 2012

New team of Hamilton scientists target fat in children

August 15, 2012

Chemotherapy research gets critical investment

August 14, 2012

Warmer, faster, stronger: research reveals unexpected benefits of living in a changing climate

August 09, 2012

Cool advice offered for hot times

August 01, 2012

McMaster energy expert available to explain the “avalanche” that caused India’s power failures

July 30, 2012

…But names could really hurt me

July 3, 2012

Ten McMaster graduate students win prestigious Vanier awards

June 26, 2012

Ideas you can bank on: showcase highlights research innovations

McMaster expert available to discuss Elliot Lake mall collapse and rescue effort

June 25, 2012

Two top students are McMaster-bound after earning $60,000 Schulich Leader Scholarships

June 20, 2012

McMaster microbiologists clean up career awards

June 19, 2012

McMaster surgeon cuts new path for women

June 14, 2012

Research debunks bodybuilding myth: growth promoting hormones don't promote growth or strength

June 11, 2012

McMaster study debunks belief insulin puts people with diabetes at risk of heart disease

June 05, 2012

Blood test identifies increased risk of death following surgery: McMaster researchers

June 01, 2012

McMaster experts to lead guided public viewing of the last transit of Venus in our lifetime

May 29, 2012

Actium Research and McMaster University Collaborate to Commercialize Stem Cell Technologies

May 25, 2012

Seeking Canada’s next top brain researcher

May 24, 2012

McMaster University researchers discover drug destroys human cancer stem cells but not healthy ones

May 18, 2012

McMaster graduates first male midwife

May 17, 2012

McMaster receives $1-million for worldwide water research, student scholarships

May 15, 2012

Just call her doctor, doctor

Mom followed her dream to become an MD

May 11, 2012

Experts available to discuss landmark Facebook IPO

May 09 , 2012

Babies’ brains benefit from music lessons, researchers find

May 04 , 2012

Expert available to explain why Saturday’s “supermoon” will be beautiful, but not super

April 30, 2012

Light weights are just as good for building muscle, getting stronger, researchers find

Researchers develop rapid test strips for bacterial contamination in swimming water

April 25, 2012

AA Bronson, Trevor Manuel among honorary degree recipients for spring convocation

Antibiotic resistance flourishes in freshwater systems

April 24, 2012

Evidence shows that anti-depressants likely do more harm than good, researchers find

April 20, 2012

McMaster researchers find potential for new uses of old drug

April 19, 2012

McMaster students contributing research paper to Wikipedia

April 02, 2012

A look at the future: engineering students present inventions, innovations & tech gadgets

March 27, 2012

Health of diverse populations is focus of new Chanchlani Research Centre at McMaster University

March 26, 2012

TD Bank Group donates $700K to provide greater accessibility to library, enhance learning for business students

March 20, 2012

$3.5 million partnership to jumpstart confidence in lithium ion car batteries

March 15, 2012

Experts available to discuss ‘epidemic’ of sports-related concussions

February 28, 2012

Review of antivirals as influenza treatment shows benefits

February 27, 2012

Irregular heartbeat linked to mental and physical decline

February 16, 2012

Modern scientists use light echoes to re-observe the eruption of a star first seen 150 years earlier

The blood thinning effect of heparin is well established, but should it be used in cancer treatment?

February 15, 2012

McMaster receives treasure trove of ad materials from Pirate Group, Terry O’Reilly

February 09, 2012

Two McMaster educators named 3M National Teaching Fellows, Canada’s highest award for university instruction

February 06, 2012

$30M gift to fast forward health care research, education and care at McMaster University

School closures slow spread of pH1N1

February 01, 2012

Better than a needle in the eye: new medical device offers hope and relief for patients

Massage is promising for muscle recovery: McMaster researchers find 10 minutes reduces inflammation

January 11, 2012

Atrial arrhythmias detected by pacemakers increase risk of stroke

January 26, 2012

Increase the public pension age from 65 to 70, say economists at McMaster University

December 23, 2011

Women should still be concerned about hormone replacement therapy, say McMaster researchers

December 22, 2011

Adult immunization needs to move up the health check list

December 15, 2011

Young adults drop exercise with move to college or university: McMaster researchers

December 12, 2011

Brief, high-intensity workouts show promise in helping diabetics lower blood sugar: study

December 08, 2011

Experimental program finds success in building new links between campus and community

December 06, 2011

McMaster health sciences student awarded a prestigious Rhodes scholarship

December 02, 2011

Polanyi prize awarded to McMaster biologist

November 30, 2011

New endowed chair focuses on child blood disorders

November 22, 2011

McMaster study calls sodium intake guidelines into question

November 16, 2011

Anne Golden, T. Robert Beamish to receive honorary doctorates at Fall Convocations

November 15, 2011

New program introduces young people to university experience with free lectures

November 14, 2011

Preferences shaped by evolution draw voters to candidates with lower-pitched voices

November 09, 2011

Do plants perform best with family or strangers? Researchers consider intricacies of social interactions

November 07, 2011

Guide supports internationally-trained nurses transition to Canada

November 02, 2011

McMaster Library to offer access to massive archive of Holocaust testimonies

Nurses improve quality of life for frail seniors at home, study finds

October 27, 2011

Hamilton industrialist’s legacy funds researcher’s quest for the genetic roots of social behaviour

October 24, 2011

McMaster to provide unique training for Brink’s Canada Ltd. employees

October 18, 2011

Moving to the beat improves musical experience, helps listeners understand rhythm: study

October 17, 2011

McMaster expert can comment on Active Healthy Kids Canada physical activity report card

September 22, 2011

Escarpment Cancer Research Institute established– Hamilton enhances its leadership role in health care research

September 21, 2011

Escarpment Cancer Research Institute established

September 14, 2011

Canadian universities demonstrate commitment to enriching undergraduate experience

The People vs. Cancer Speaking Tour begins at McMaster University

September 07 , 2011

Experts available to discuss provincial election campaign

September 05 , 2011

McMaster researchers find missing genes may separate coach potato from active cousin

September 01 , 2011

McMaster researchers find exercise boosts health by triggering stem cells to become bone, not fat

McMaster study finds more gut reaction to arthritis drugs

August 30, 2011

McMaster receives nearly $2.2-million for oil sands research

August 29, 2011

Foods rich in protein, dairy products help dieters preserve muscle and lose belly fat: study

August 28, 2011

Huge gaps in use of simple, cheap and proven drugs worldwide, say McMaster researchers

August 24, 2011

McMaster opens new $22-million nuclear research facility

Federal investment transforms warehouse into auto research centre, promising benefits to local economy

August 22, 2011

New study finds patchwork of licence requirements for older drivers

August 17, 2011

Milk better than water to rehydrate kids: McMaster study

August 16, 2011

Change the environment, not the child

August 08, 2011

McMaster researcher finds fast-adpating fanged frogs

August 04, 2011

School of Nursing works toward healthier neighbourhoods

August 03 , 2011

Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits McMaster to announce Vanier scholars for 2011: six McMaster graduate students among winners

July 26, 2011

McMaster receives more than $5.6-million for research in water, health and sustainability

July 19, 2011

Patients who use anti-depressants are more likely to suffer relapse, researcher finds

July 07, 2011

Stem cells know where they want to go: McMaster researchers

Satellites, slowpokes and sport fish: McMaster researchers remotely tracking threatened turtles and popular pike in Georgian Bay

June 27, 2011

A little practice can change the brain in a lasting way: study

June 24, 2011

Tiny worms head into the breach as team searches for Parkinson’s treatment

June 20, 2011

Urinary incontinence doubles risk of postpartum depression

Cooper Construction gift builds community hub at Ron Joyce Centre

June 16, 2011

International conference tackles effects of nuclear radiation on humans, plants & animals

June 13, 2011

Routine screening for autism not needed: McMaster researchers

June 10, 2011

Sibley award winner ‘strong role model’

June 09, 2011

Researchers find “needle in a haystack” as lakebed yields microscopic clues about submerged archeological sites

Nursing graduate excels despite learning disability

June 07, 2011

Is there value in Groupon’s upcoming IPO? Business valuation expert available

June 04, 2011

Study results may change radiation therapy standards for women at high-risk for breast cancer recurrence

June 03, 2011

Experts available to discuss E. coli crisis in Europe

June 01, 2011

Abbott and McMaster University Partner to Create Education Chair in Rheumatology

May 30, 2011

Researchers solve mammoth evolutionary puzzle: the woollies weren't picky, happy to interbreed

May 26, 2011

Seeking Canada's next top brain researcher

May 25, 2011

Canadian conductor Boris Brott donates archives to McMaster University

May 19, 2011

LinkedIn’s IPO estimated at $4-billion, but where’s the value? Business valuation expert available

May 18, 2011

Three days at McMaster to show prospective students the pathway to university

May 17, 2011

That anxiety may be in your gut, not in your head

May 11 , 2011

Canadian comedian Steve Smith to receive honorary degree

Practice, not loss of sight, improves sense of touch in the blind: study

May 10 , 2011

Paul Martin, Buzz Hargrove among honorary degree recipients for Spring convocation

May 02 , 2011

Graduate shares his success by making gifts to foster financial education

April 25 , 2011

Expert available to discuss royal wedding

April 11 , 2011

Expert available to discuss high stakes election debates

March 29, 2011

Experts available to discuss upcoming federal election

March 21, 2011

Expert available to discuss federal budget, possibility of spring election

March 15, 2011

Experts available to discuss continuing aftermath of Japan earthquake

March 04, 2011

Can you predict your mate will cheat by their voice?

February 24, 2011

Expert available to discuss widespread implications of rising oil costs

February 07, 2011

Urban growth may pose greater danger for poor children, more likely to be struck by

February 04, 2011

Want to feel better? Listen to pop music

January 28, 2011

Expert available to discuss ongoing crisis in Egypt

December 07, 2010

Ancient coins teach researchers about modern society

November 11, 2010

Researchers uncover the origins of tinnitus, that phantom ringing in the ears

November 3, 2010

Pieczonka, Dodge to be honoured at Fall convocation

October 12, 2010

Dundurn Press receives $10,000 prize from McMaster University

September 22, 2010

Using fine art appreciation to help family doctors practice better medicine

September 16, 2010

McMaster campus using innovative system to collect rain, treat for drinking water

September 14, 2010

Marquee magazine archives donated to McMaster University

September 13, 2010

Five professors honoured by Royal Society of Canada

September 8, 2010

Stargazer receives Earthly honour from Royal Society

September 3, 2010

Expert available to discuss relevance of Labour Day

August 25, 2010

Student-run market at McMaster University promotes local farmers

August 23, 2010

McMaster moves up in international ranking of Top 100 universities

August 19, 2010

Ontario funds McMaster University's emerging researchers, research projects

August 11, 2010

Building muscle doesn't require lifting heavy weights: study

August 10, 2010

Perseids meteor shower peaks tomorrow

August 9, 2010

McMaster University receives $2-million to build high-performance track program

July 19, 2010

Unique program gives university, college students with disabilities a head-start

July 12, 2010

McMaster's V-P Advancement is retiring

June 29, 2010

Expert available to comment on Canada Day and our sense of national identity

June 21, 2010

McMaster Burlington campus receives $1-million

June 17, 2010

Hamilton poised to become leader in interactive digital media, say partners

June 7, 2010

McMaster University professor among Top 40 Under 40

June 4 , 2010

McMaster receives two national funding awards to boost student research training

June 3 , 2010

Scientists capture secret dance of electrons that causes them to change their form

June 2 , 2010

McMaster University's 471 million reasons to celebrate

May 27, 2010

Milk: Two glasses a day tones muscles, keeps the fat away in women, study shows

May 26, 2010

Imperial Oil donates $250,000 to help spark interest in geology, mining

McMaster Library receives $2.5-million to digitize and preserve immense collections

May 25, 2010

Seeking Canada’s next top brain researcher

Annual contest spawns new generation of scientists

May 18, 2010

Philosophical genius; artistocratic rebel: Academics ponder the complicated legacy of Bertrand Russell

April 20, 2010

Groundbreaking celebration at McMaster University

April 19, 2010

McMaster University announces honorary degree recipients

April 13 , 2010

Scientists working in new Centre for Climate Change

March 29, 2010


March 26, 2010

Bone detective, economist, stroke researcher awarded Canada Research
Chairs at McMaster

March 25 , 2010

Insights into Chinese culture and business

March 24 , 2010

McMaster part-time students give $1-million in honour of Peter George

March 12 , 2010

Exercising just got easier for busy people, study shows

March 04 , 2010

Pay, gender, race disparity still obstruct Canadian women, says professor

February 25, 2010

Ontario research chair appointment signals 'new era' in health policy

February 24, 2010

$1-million gift aims to improve financial literacy

February 22, 2010

Carnival atmosphere to draw mental illness into the spotlight

February 11, 2010

Researchers develop dietary formula that maintains youthful function into old

February 02, 2010

Profs aim to get kids off the sofa, and on the trail

February 01, 2010

2,000-year-old bones found in Italy have East Asian ancestry

Experts available to comment on 2010 Olympic Games

January 04, 2010

Musical illusion fools audiences and performers, says researcher

December 23, 2009

Stars engage in vampirism to look young, hot

December 16, 2009

Nine McMaster projects receive $1.9-million from Canada Foundation for Innovation

December 15, 2009

High lead levels found on soup can reopen mystery of doomed Franklin Expedition

December 14, 2009

When it comes to fish families, the bigger and bossier the better

December 7, 2009

All first-year students should be taught about aboriginals, says native scholar

December 1, 2009

Data from outer space opens new frontiers for researchers

November 24, 2009

How to make like Harper and Obama and do business with China

November 20, 2009

Polanyi prizes awarded to McMaster researchers

November 17, 2009

Rare maps of Gulf region make North American debut

November 16, 2009

Plants prefer their kin, but crowd out competition when sharing a pot with strangers

November 12, 2009

Comedian Dave Thomas among honorary degree recipients at Fall convocation

November 11, 2009

McMaster to offer free tuition to children of fallen soldiers

October 15, 2009

McMaster announces next president

October 13, 2009

RBC donates $1.5-million to water projects

October 13, 2009

Canadian blood supply future unceratin as population ages: study

September 28, 2009

Festival to honour spirit of Mahatma Gandhi

September 24, 2009

Rough day at work? You won’t feel like exercising

September 23, 2009

$500,000 donation creates CIBC Undergraduate Bursaries in Nursing for studies in breast cancer

September 17, 2009

McMaster art exhibit recreates centuries-old stellar explosions

September 16, 2009

Pesky fruit flies learn from experienced females: study

September 14, 2009

3 McMaster professors join Royal Society of Canada

September 11, 2009

Biologists discover "death stench" is a universal ancient warning signal

September 11, 2009

McMaster to ban plastic bags on campus

September 3, 2009

McMaster profs win Ontario’s top teaching award

August 10, 2009

Rare maps solve regiment's 95 year-old mystery

August 5 , 2009

What you eat depends on with whom you eat

August 4, 2009

Who has the best brain in the world?

July 22, 2009

Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition gives long-awaited nod to Canada's contribution, says scholar

June 30, 2009

Treason bill from 1837 Rebellion found in archives

June 19, 2009

Two McMaster research projects receive nearly $11-million

June 18, 2009

McMaster researchers awarded $36.4 million in funding

June 15, 2009

Not one, but two kinds of males found in the invasive round goby

June 10, 2009

George, Kelton to be honored by University of Waterloo

June 10, 2009

Diploma program offered in Native languages

June 3, 2009

Simple drug treatment may prevent nicotine-induces SIDS: study

May 30, 2009

McMaster Nuclear Reactor to receive $22 million for infrastructure

May 27, 2009

Race is on for best brain in Canada

May 6, 2009

McMaster president to be honored for oustanding work in education

May 1, 2009

Federal minister announces new funding for Canadian nuclear research

May 1, 2009

McMaster students receive prestigious Vanier scholarships

April 28, 2009

Experts available to discuss swine flu outbreak

April 24, 2009

McMaster reaches next step in competition for prestigious research chairs

April 15, 2009

McMaster announces honorary degree recipients

April 9, 2009

McMaster University to acquire rare trench maps to build on extensive collection

April 7, 2009

McMaster announces new director of Athletics and Recreation

April 3, 2009

McMaster's nuclear reactor turns 50

March 31, 2009

2008 Public Sector Disclosure List

February 26, 2009

Two McMaster researchers chosen to lead $1 million projects

February 25, 2009

Raise Your Voice fundraiser tunes Hamilton in to community radio

February 23, 2009

Ottawa reinvests in Canada Research Chairs at McMaster University

February 13, 2009

Brain Bee attracts brightest minds to McMaster

February 12, 2009

150 years of Darwin’s landmark book spawns international conference

February 5, 2009

McMaster signs new agreement with HP

February 5, 2009

McMaster professors receive Canada’s highest teaching award

February 5, 2009

National conference to focus on aboriginal health issues

January 21, 2009

McMaster acquires Resistance collection

January 19, 2009

The more promiscuous the female, the speedier the sperm

January 19, 2009

Notebook for the week of January 19, 2009

January 15, 2009

Even stars get fat and stellar cannibalism is to blame

January 14, 2009

McMaster planetarium reopens with stellar software