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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...

2010-08-05 14:58:27

A commonplace electroencephalography (EEG) test may hold the key to predicting whether a person will respond to certain prescribed drugs, particularly those related to psychiatric conditions. In a study to be published by Clinical Neurophysiology, and now posted online, engineering and health sciences researchers at McMaster University applied machine learning to EEG patterns and successfully predicted how patients with schizophrenia would respond to clozapine therapy. Clozapine is recognized...

2010-07-21 16:08:09

A new study by researchers at McMaster University shows overweight and obese women face greater risks of preterm births. Their babies may suffer serious health problems from being born too soon, especially earlier than 32 weeks. "It looks like the heavier the woman, the higher the risk," said Dr. Sarah McDonald, associate professor in the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She led a meta-analysis of 84 studies comparing overweight and obese to...

2010-07-13 08:59:00

TORONTO, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - A technical collaboration announced today between Biosign Technologies Inc. (CNSX: BIO) and McMaster University will use Biosign technology to benchmark a framework for providing trusted health information services - a linchpin requirement for a meaningful use of information technology in health care. "This collaboration seeks to develop a standard certification program for devices generating digital health data," said Tom Maibaum, Canada Research...

2010-07-09 14:33:50

McMaster University researcher leads international study An ultra-low-molecular-weight heparin called semuloparin has been found to reduce the incidence of venous thromboembolism in orthopedic surgery patients in a large clinical program being lead by a steering committee chaired by McMaster University professor Dr. Alexander Turpie. The follow-up analysis of three recently completed international clinical studies on short-term venous thromboembolism (VTE) protective medicine in patients...

2010-06-17 11:00:00

LOS ANGELES, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- E3 -- Leading game developer Silicon Knights today announced its exciting collaboration with McMaster University, the Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH) and Mohawk College. The partners will work to create a new research institute around interactive digital media that will pioneer and shape cutting-edge advances in the interactive entertainment arena. The initiative, called "Eight: The Hamilton Institute for Interactive Digital Media," will be located at...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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