Celebrating women in STEM The IWISCI conference aims to support young women entering STEM fields
Feb15

Celebrating women in STEM The IWISCI conference aims to support young women entering STEM fields

By: Donna Nadeem McMaster students and faculty came together on Feb. 11, the United Nations recognized day of Women in Science and Technology, to celebrate and empower women in science and technology during their International Women in Science day conference. McMaster biochemistry and health sciences students developed the IWISCI day conference in 2017 as a small event that was focused on women in science and what kind of careers...

Fighting the opioid crisis with naloxone Individuals and student groups are improving the accessibility of life-saving naloxone training on campus to combat the opioid crisis
Feb08

Fighting the opioid crisis with naloxone Individuals and student groups are improving the accessibility of life-saving naloxone training on campus to combat the opioid crisis

Amid the opioid crisis, organizations on campus have been working to make naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of an opiate overdose, more accessible to students and the community. Currently, McMaster students who are not at risk of an overdose are unable to pick up a free naloxone kit anywhere on campus. The pharmacy in the McMaster University Student Centre and Student Wellness Centre do not carry the kit as a result of...

EFRT introduces naloxone to their kit Naloxone is a life saving drug that can counteract the effect of an opioid overdose
Sep21

EFRT introduces naloxone to their kit Naloxone is a life saving drug that can counteract the effect of an opioid overdose

Opioid abuse has become a more pressing problem in Hamilton than anywhere else in Ontario. In Aug. 2017 alone, 26 overdose calls were made to 911. Despite these statistics, Hamilton police officers have been barred from administering naloxone, a life-saving anti-opioid drug that counteracts the effects of opioids in the event of an overdose. The McMaster Students Union, however, has embraced naloxone. In the wake of the opioid crisis...

McMaster antibiotic resistance research What you need to know about the issue and what is being done
Aug04

McMaster antibiotic resistance research What you need to know about the issue and what is being done

By: Abdullah El-Sayes Antibiotic resistance has been an issue for decades. Infections that were once easy to cure are no longer treatable as microbes have become resistant to the drugs that kill them. This leads to detrimental effects. It has been 30 years since the last antibiotic drug has been released. The World Health Organization accentuates that impact this may have on humanity and has released a list of pathogenic superbugs in...

The Gutsy Side of Mental Disorders Probiotics may indirectly enhance mental health
Apr09

The Gutsy Side of Mental Disorders Probiotics may indirectly enhance mental health

By: Jennifer La Grassa The term probiotic may only seem familiar because of its persistent appearance on every brand of yogurt, cheese, and milk but the bacteria and yeast within probiotics supposedly enhance the gut microbiome’s well-being, which not only improves gastrointestinal disorders but may be consumed to indirectly enhance mental health. The gut microbiome refers to the thousands of bacterial species that live in the gut and...

McMaster’s latest endowment: A look at how Mac is using their research funds McMaster University secures $1.37 million in research funding to support innovative projects
Mar17

McMaster’s latest endowment: A look at how Mac is using their research funds McMaster University secures $1.37 million in research funding to support innovative projects

As yet another convincing testament for the institution’s prowess in research, seven McMaster investigators have been awarded a total of $1.37 million in funding from the Canada Foundation For Innovation. The $1.37 million was supplied from the CFI’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund, a fund designed as a critical strategic investment tool to help institutions elevate promising researchers. The awards were announced in late February by the...