The importance of Hamilton in its medical school’s success

  • An opinion piece by Paul O’Byrne (Dean and VP, Health Sciences) in celebration of the medical school’s 50th anniversary ran in the Hamilton Spectator.

The gut-brain connection

  • The publication Particle noted research at the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute in an article about the gut-brain connection and how the gut has been linked to anxiety and depression.

Learning how to scrub in

  • CTV News Kitchener posted a story about first-year McMaster medical students learning how to scrub for the operating room at Grand River Hospital. Medical students Jordana Comphenone and Yasna Mehdian were interviewed, as was Dr. Mohamed Husein, regional educational lead for surgery.

McMasterVR: Nuclear Facilities allows users to see reactor core

  • The Hamilton Spectator published a story about a virtual reality app developed by the Education Program in Anatomy and adapted for McMaster’s nuclear reactor that allows users to see the reactor’s core through a virtual tour.

Catatonic stupor is a terrifying experience

  • Patricia Rosebush (Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences) talked to VICE about the symptoms of catatonia and treating the disorder. The piece also ran at VICE India and Australia.

The ‘Pill’ is not perfect

Affordability helping Niagara attract young professionals

  • Lorraine Jensen (Niagara Regional Campus, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine) was featured in a National Post piece about her family’s move to St. Catharines.

New chair of radiology

Antibiotics discovered that kill bacteria in a new way

  • There was further coverage in Drug Target Review and at ProKerala and Koran Tempo of Beth Culp’s (Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences) discovery of a new group of antibiotics with a unique approach to attacking bacteria.

Popular breakfast food not associated with heart attack risk

  • There was further coverage of a study led by Mahshid Dehghan (Population Health Research Institute) on how moderate egg consumption is not a risk for cardiovascular disease in the New York Times Post, India Times Post, USA Today and at

Coronavirus: From bats to humans

  • VICE News posted a story about how scientists think the coronavirus spreads from bats to humans, quoting Arinjay Banerjee (Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research).

Exercise could lessen the impact of traumatic brain injuries

  • HCPLive posted a story about a systematic review to consolidate evidence from randomized and controlled clinical trials on the impact of exercise on cognitive and neuroimaging outcomes following traumatic brain injuries in humans led by Bhanu Sharma (Pediatrics).
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