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2011-03-25 19:03:34

Energy audit model developed can apply to other schools A two-year energy audit of Hamilton schools has identified energy conservation measures that could reduce their energy costs by almost $2.4 million annually. The audit was conducted by engineering faculty and students at McMaster University The measures, presented today to officials from the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, range from recaulking windows, adding insulation...

2011-03-23 20:53:57

'Cross-talk' between bacteria in our gut and our brain A lot of chatter goes on inside each one of us and not all of it happens between our ears. Researchers at McMaster University discovered that the "cross-talk" between bacteria in our gut and our brain plays an important role in the development of psychiatric illness, intestinal diseases and probably other health problems as well including obesity. "The wave of the future is full of opportunity as we think about how microbiota or bacteria...

2011-03-16 18:33:45

Children and adolescents growing up with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are less fit than their peers, says a study by researchers at McMaster University and the McMaster Children's Hospital. The study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics online, shows children and youth with the most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease have aerobic fitness levels 25 per cent lower than other children their age, and their muscle function is 10 per cent lower. "Raising a child with a chronic...

2011-02-28 16:34:00

HAMILTON and MARKHAM, Ontario, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is collaborating with McMaster University to improve the energy uses and supplies in its buildings campus-wide. The new technology, which will debut at McMaster University, will assess, simulate and forecast energy consumption from 60 campus buildings and a university hospital using the latest modeling techniques in physics, mathematics and statistics. (Logo:...

2011-02-10 15:43:50

New findings from a McMaster University-led study of a drug recently identified to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation have been published in the high-impact New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) today. The investigators are now reporting that, in high risk patients who have already had a stroke or warning stroke, apixaban reduces stroke or embolism from 8.3% per year on aspirin to 2.5% per year. This means that one stroke would be prevented, each year, for every 20 of these...

2010-11-29 07:20:00

TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Toronto-based Internet marketing firm Think Basis Inc. is donating $7000 to McMaster University in Hamilton. The donation, in conjunction with Peaceworks Computer Consulting Inc., supports the creation of a website dedicated to managing the International Survey on Entrepreneurship Education Outcomes (ISEEO) research data collection. President and Founder of Think Basis Inc., Nick Dumitru, states, "I believe that leadership is the cornerstone of...

2010-10-21 00:00:42

Partnership Brings Together Two of the Best Systems for Monitoring High-Quality Medical Research to Impact Patient Care Ipswich, MA (Vocus) October 20, 2010 McMaster University's Health Information Research Unit and DynaMedâ“ž¢ from EBSCO Publishing have partnered to help physicians understand the scope of the medical research being published every day. Thanks to the agreement, the two best systems for keeping up with medical research have come together in an...

2010-08-31 20:29:37

A landmark international study, coordinated by McMaster University, has found that lower doses of a blood thinner called unfractionated heparin (UFH) during angioplasty did not reduce bleeding or vascular complications compared to standard dose UFH in patients initially treated with a blood thinner, fondaparinux. In a prior study, the OASIS 5 trial, researchers from McMaster University showed that a blood thinner fondaparinux compared to another blood thinner, enoxaparin, reduced serious...

2010-08-30 13:09:37

New findings by McMaster University researchers contradict earlier reports that people with a certain genetic make-up don't benefit from the blood-thinner clopidogrel, also known as Plavix. After researchers from the United States, France and Germany reported clopidogrel is less effective in some patients, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States issued a black box warning to physicians on the drug's package insert. "(Our findings) add a further layer of complexity to the...

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2010-08-11 18:52:56

Current gym dogma holds that to build muscle size you need to lift heavy weights. However, a new study conducted at McMaster University has shown that a similar degree of muscle building can be achieved by using lighter weights. The secret is to pump iron until you reach muscle fatigue.The findings are published in PLoS ONE http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0012033"Rather than grunting and straining to lift heavy weights, you can grab something much lighter...