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Where you live in Canada may play a role in your risk of major diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Researchers at McMaster University have identified trends linking health and lifestyle factors like access to public transit, the variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in grocery stores, the prices of popular foods, the availability and prices of cigarettes and alcohol, and the promotion, or lack thereof, of healthy foods in restaurants.
December 11, 2018
November 26, 2018 by Erica Balch
November 14, 2018
November 8, 2018 by Tina Depko
McMaster University researchers have found that gut bacteria, modified by diet, plays a role in elevated blood glucose, which is the primary indicator of Type 2 diabetes. Based on research in mice, the data showed that while an obesity-causing diet altered gut bacteria within days, it took more than a month for these new gut bacteria to change blood glucose.
November 7, 2018
October 15, 2018
October 10, 2018
Eileen Hutton retired as assistant dean of McMaster’s midwifery program in July, but the professor emeritus has left more than a legacy of research and education excellence.
October 5, 2018
McMaster University researchers say there is an urgent need for studies on the physical health effects of cannabis use, including its impact on puberty. The call comes following a systematic review of existing literature that identified an absence of such research. The results of the review were published in Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics.
October 1, 2018
McMaster University is growing its commitment to addressing the epidemic of obesity and related health consequences with the establishment of the Centre for Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes Research (MODR). The centre is focused on translating world-leading basic science into clinical practice to improve the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of metabolic diseases in children and adults.
October 1, 2018
September 19, 2018
A researcher in McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences has been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for his scholarly and scientific accomplishments. Guillaume Paré is a member of the incoming class of the RSC's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
September 15, 2018
Dairy consumption of around three servings per day is associated with lower rates of cardiovascular disease and mortality, compared to lower levels of consumption, according to a study led by a team of McMaster University researchers. The study also found that people who consumed three servings of whole fat dairy per day had lower rates of mortality and cardiovascular disease compared to those who consumed less than 0.5 serving of whole fat dairy per day.
August 31, 2018
August 24, 2018
The European Society of Cardiology Congress in Munich, Germany next week will see a large delegation from the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences take to the stage. The presentations between Aug. 25 and 29 will include COMPASS trial results in context of other secondary prevention strategies, and PURE study findings that could influence global dietary guidelines.
July 31, 2018
May 3, 2018
Five Faculty of Health Sciences researchers have received renewals of their Canada Research Chairs (CRC) in an announcement by the federal government today. The expertise of nine McMaster researchers was recognized with an investment of nearly $10 million from the CRC program.
April 30, 2018
April 18, 2018
A new study from McMaster and York universities has found that poor muscle health may be a complication of Type 1 diabetes, even among active twenty-somethings. The research team analyzed muscle biopsies of young adults with and without Type 1 diabetes who exceed Diabetes Canada's recommended weekly levels for physical activity.
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year — for gym owners. Almost 50 percent more people join up in January compared with other months, clearly suffused with a commitment to carry out their New Year’s resolutions to exercise. But people often begin their self-improvement plans armed with bad information. Here are five frequent myths.
January 25, 2018
Twenty-two McMaster University researchers today heard about their new research grants totalling $19 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
December 9, 2019
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.
December 3, 2019
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.
November 11, 2019
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October 22, 2019
Do young teens who spend more time with TV and electronic devices drink more sugared or caffeinated drinks than others? Yes, they do, says a study of U.S. teens led by McMaster University researchers. It is a concern because many exceed recommended levels of both sugar and caffeine, says pediatrician Katherine Morrison, who led the research together with colleagues at McMaster and California State University - Fullerton.
July 5, 2019
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A clinical trial that followed more than 9,900 people in 24 countries has found that the drug dulaglutide reduced cardiovascular events and kidney problems in middle-aged and older people with Type 2 diabetes.
May 16, 2019
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April 3, 2019
Physicians are told to gauge the severity of a child’s problem with obesity using the body mass index (BMI) that measures weight against height. But that doesn’t work well to identify health issues, especially those of mental health, in children with obesity seeking care, says a study led by McMaster University.
March 20, 2019
March 14, 2019
McMaster University is receiving $8.45 million from the federal government to support 13 health research projects.
March 13, 2019
Ten McMaster researchers including Centre for Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes Research Co-Directors Katherine Morrison and Gregory Steinberg will receive nearly $2 million in infrastructure funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to advance their research in a variety of fields.
March 12, 2019 by Tina Depko
McMaster University’s Midwifery Education Program has released the final instalment of a collection of interactive ebooks that comprise Canada’s first midwifery textbook.
December 15, 2020
December 7, 2020
Sixteen Faculty of Health Sciences researchers are among 18 McMaster University affiliated scientists who have been recognized as among the top one per cent of scientists in the world according to their citations.
November 19, 2020
Researchers at McMaster University and the Montreal Clinical Research Institute think they’ve found a fountain of youth — and it’s unique to a few French Canadian families.
October 5, 2020
September 29, 2020
September 14, 2020
Two researchers in the Faculty of Health Sciences have been named new Canada Research Chairs, while a third has been renewed.
July 17, 2020
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May 21, 2020
McMaster University researchers have been awarded funding for five pandemic studies in the first announcement by the Ontario government of COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund projects.
April 27, 2020
All families are affected by COVID-19, but this period is especially challenging for those whose children have a serious illness. To help support families affected by childhood diabetes, a team from McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences’ McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) has launched covid19childhooddiabetes.com.
April 22, 2020
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April 17, 2020
Dawn Bowdish and Michael Surette have received research funding to boost their work to identify COVID-19 infection rates and to understand why some people are more susceptible to the virus.
April 14, 2020
A collaboration between McMaster’s Faculties of Engineering and Faculty of Health Sciences, with the guidance of local physicians, is allowing for the design and production of much-needed face shields for Hamilton health-care workers. The duo behind the initiative is Alec Fernback, an Engineering 1 student, and his dad, Mike Noseworthy, a professor in electrical and computer engineering and co-director of the McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering.
March 31, 2020
March 9, 2020
Bacteria may be involved in the development of Type 2 diabetes, according to a study published today in Nature Metabolism by researchers from McMaster University, Université Laval and the Québec Heart and Lung Institute.
February 28, 2020
McMaster University researchers have developed a tool to share with the international health sciences community which can help determine how the virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading and whether it is evolving. Simply put, the tool is a set of molecular ‘fishing hooks’ to isolate the virus, SARS-CoV-2, from biological samples.
December 1, 2021
Eighteen Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) researchers are among 20 McMaster University-affiliated scientists recognized as being among the top one per cent of scientists in the world according to their citations.
November 29, 2021
A more diverse diet in babies transitioning to solid food leads to a more varied gut microbiome at a key stage in childhood development, says a Canadian-Dutch study involving McMaster University scientists.
November 18, 2021 by Nicholas Gerbis
Health researchers, including experts from McMaster University's Department of Pediatrics, tackle the complexities of the science and impact of nutrition, exercise, and obesity knowledge.
November 5, 2021
A new treatment may be on the horizon for people suffering from Crohn’s disease, after a McMaster University-led study identified serotonin as a possible trigger of flare-ups.
August 30, 2021
The McMaster Centre for Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes Research (MODR) was founded in July 2018 with the mandate to develop new strategies for the prevention and treatment of chronic metabolic diseases. In this annual report, it is our pleasure to highlight some of the team’s key accomplishments in 2020.
August 27, 2021
A commonly-used pesticide could be partially responsible for the global obesity epidemic, says a study led by McMaster University scientists.
August 16, 2021 by Cheryl Crocker
Four new pediatric studies, led by teams in the Faculty of Health Sciences and from research centres across Canada, have cumulatively been awarded $5 million by the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) over the next five years.
July 15, 2021
Seven graduate students have been awarded the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Each will receive $50,000 a year, for up to three years. Learn more about the recipients of this prestigious award below.
July 7, 2021
June 15, 2021
For a second time, Brian Timmons, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, has been recognized as an exceptional emerging researcher in this country, with a Canada Research Chair in Child Health and Exercise Medicine.
June 3, 2021
McMaster researchers are leading a pan-Canadian study investigating the immune response to the COVID-19 vaccine within the South Asian community.
May 17, 2021
Researchers following a group of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) babies as well as their normal weight counterparts have found that, at least biologically, the premature or preemie boys age more quickly and are 4.6 years older than boys with normal birth weight born at the same time. The difference was not found between birth weight groups in girls.
May 11, 2021
May 10, 2021
New research led by scientists from McMaster University and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin in Germany has found that that colonization of infants’ guts occurs during and after their births, and not before.
April 28, 2021
Professor of Medicine Geoff Werstuck, who holds the new endowed research position as the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis-McMaster Chair in Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH-McMaster chair) is researching the protein behind diabetes-related cardiovascular illness.
April 23, 2021
April 7, 2021 by Cheryl Crocker
On McMaster Child Health Research Day, trainees from the Department of Pediatrics came together on Zoom to deliver 113 presentations in one afternoon. With 5 slides and 5 minutes, young scientists rose to the challenge of packaging their complex studies into a concise pitch.
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McMaster Pediatrics Professor, Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky, ranked 33rd on Research.com’s 2022 list of the top medical scientists in Canada.
April 29, 2022
A $6.7M investment from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research will help 16 pediatric research sites across Canada, including McMaster Children's Hospital, to join forces to investigate the impacts of COVID-19 and lay the foundation to study other conditions in the future.
April 14, 2022
A study at McMaster University has found that brown adipose tissue (BAT) is less active in boys with obesity compared to boys with a normal body mass index (BMI).
March 18, 2022
Dr. Gerstein pioneered and firmly established international long-term patient-important cardiovascular outcomes trials as the norm for clinical diabetes research.
February 24, 2022
New studies, led by experts from McMaster Pediatrics and colleagues across Canada, have cumulatively received over $3 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
February 18, 2022
February 11, 2022 by McMaster's Brighter World