Indigenous researchers are working together with their non-Indigenous academic partners to analyze a major health study at a Hamilton-based research institute.
Eight First Nations communities from across Canada are involved in directing the large study into the factors leading to the development of chronic disease in Indigenous communities.
Researchers at McMaster University have unlocked one of the secrets behind the many benefits of metformin.
One of the most widely used medications in the world; metformin is commonly prescribed for Type 2 diabetes. However, in addition to its effects on lowering blood sugar, in preclinical models, metformin shows benefits on aging and a number of diverse diseases such as cognitive disorders, cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Diana Sherifali, a clinician scientist of the School of Nursing, has been named the inaugural Heather M. Arthur Population Health Research Institute/Hamilton Health Sciences Chair in Inter-Professional Health Research at McMaster University.
The appointment was effective July 1, 2019 and has received approval by the University's Senate.
The Department of Family Medicine of McMaster University is helping provide leadership of the Hamilton Ontario Health Team announced by Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott this week.
The department is an executive sponsor and provides one of the five executive leads for the new organization which will implement a new model of organizing and delivering health care for the region.
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.
This new approach applies to D-dimer blood tests, which are used by physicians to rule out the presence of a blood clot. Researchers found that a higher than usual D-dimer level can be considered a negative result if the physician has assessed the patient as having a low probability of having a pulmonary embolism.
Nina Acharya, a first year medical student at McMaster, has been awarded a distinguished Rhodes scholarship.
The Ottawa native hopes to complete a master's of philosophy in international development with an emphasis on children's nutrition while a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford in the U.K.
Timothy Whelan, a McMaster University clinical researcher who has made advances in breast cancer therapies, is being honoured by the Canadian Cancer Society.
Whelan is the 2019 recipient of the O. Harold Warwick Prize for outstanding achievements in cancer control research.
Research led by scientists from McMaster University has yielded a potent antimicrobial that works against the toughest infectious disease strains. The find could be the beginning of developing new therapeutics to combat drug-resistant infections.
The discovery is important as it is directly related to the development of Staphylococcus aureus diseases, known popularly as staph infections, which are the leading cause of the growing global danger of antimicrobial resistance, particularly the Methicillin-resistant (MRSA) strains which are becoming resistant to all current antibiotics.
Professor emerita Mary Law, who was pivotal in the advancement of academic rehabilitation science in Canada, has received an honorary degree from McMaster University at the fall convocation for the Faculty of Health Sciences.
While at McMaster from 1987 to 2015, she was co-founder of CanChild, a national, multi-disciplinary research centre which changed the approach to child disability research to include their families. Her work influenced the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.
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