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Jan
2020

Helping family health teams better care for older adults

January 13, 2020 – It started with a shave and a conversation about the weather. That’s the moment Doug Oliver cites as the beginning of his career in health care. Now, he is focused on improving the health of older adults in his role as a respected physician researcher working in downtown Hamilton.

Dec
2019

In the Media: From the Coffee News to the world of scientific research

December 3, 2019 – Paul Wilson, a columnist at The Hamilton Spectator, shares his experience as a participant in two aging research projects at McMaster.

Nov
2019

High-intensity exercise improves memory and wards off dementia

November 28, 2019 – For the first time in human history, older people outnumber younger people. This has created unique health challenges. Dementia may be one of the scariest — a debilitating condition that erases memories; a condition without a cure.

Nov
2019

MIRA & Labarge Research Day 2019

November 21, 2019 – The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging and the Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging will be hosting its annual MIRA & Labarge Research Day on Thursday, December 12, 2019 to showcase research in aging at McMaster University and to recognize the generous donations of Suzanne Labarge, McMaster's former Chancellor. The research day will be held at the McMaster Innovation Park, and will highlight interdisciplinary research in aging from across the University.

Oct
2019

McMaster study finds high-intensity exercise improves memory in seniors

October 31, 2019 – A new study suggests intense, heart-pumping workouts can improve memory in older adults. Those who engaged in more intense bursts of activity saw their memory improve up to 30 per cent, but those who engaged in just moderate exercise or only stretching saw no average improvement.

Oct
2019

‘Are you sure you don’t have a background in medicine?’

October 27, 2019 – Everyone wants to predict the future. Health Policy and Management assistant prof Manaf Zargoush uses in-depth health data analytics to predict and ultimately address how older adults experience disability.

Oct
2019

Save the Date: the Summer Program in Aging (SPA 2020)

October 25, 2019 – A unique, interactive training program, the Summer Program in Aging (SPA 2020) will run from June 7-12, 2020 at the Hockley Valley Resort, approximately one hour north of Toronto, Ontario. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows either working with or interested in learning more about research related to the area of longitudinal studies in aging are encouraged to apply. Trainees will have the opportunity to participate in advanced training that crosses disciplines and brings together trainees, researchers, and members of the public and private sector from Canada and abroad. The program will feature internationally renowned guest speakers, and networking opportunities will be offered throughout the week. The program is expected to launch in January 2020 on CIHR’s ResearchNet. SPA 2020 is being hosted in collaboration with the CIHR Institute on Aging and the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging.

Oct
2019

The art — and technology — of aging

October 25, 2019 – The ABLE project is a digital interface that engages older adults in creating art through movement.

Oct
2019

Meet My Method: A MIRA Trainee research showcase

October 21, 2019 – McMaster trainees and faculty with interests in aging are invited to attend this half day of interactive demonstrations, poster displays and short talks showcasing research methods from across disciplines. The day will also feature a panel of faculty members with experience in coordinating interdisciplinary research projects focused on topics in aging.

Oct
2019

Student collaboration results in new technique for bone research

October 18, 2019 – Working together, two McMaster students developed a new technique that could make it easier for researchers to study how crucial bone building cells respond to aging, trauma and implants.

Oct
2019

New study may have the reason why heart medication gives muscle pain

October 16, 2019 – A study from McMaster has found a potential mechanism explaining why some people who take drugs to lower their cholesterol develop sore, aching muscles.

Sep
2019

Simple risk score can help predict stroke

September 30, 2019 – Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) researchers have discovered that a simple cardiac risk score can predict the risk of a serious stroke in people with no family history.

Sep
2019

International study finds similar results from total or partial hip replacement

September 27, 2019 – To do a total or partial hip replacement for older adults who have a hip fracture has been the question. Now a large clinical study of almost 1,500 patients in 10 countries world-wide has found those who had a total hip arthroplasty have modestly better function after two years, but a higher incidence of serious complications. The study authors suggest the advantages of total hip replacement may not be compelling.

Sep
2019

New online course offers fun, simple hacks to help you get fitter and stronger

September 19, 2019 – A new online course designed by McMaster researchers and leading exercise physiologists, Martin Gibala and Stuart Phillips, features tools and techniques to help even the most inexperienced exercisers get fit and strong, while exploring the cutting-edge science behind cardio fitness and strength-building.

Sep
2019

THE CHALLENGE: Encouraging longevity in older adults with movement, music and art

September 20, 2019 – MAC the Magazine features MIRA’s interdisciplinary #ABLE project focused on encouraging longevity in older adults with movement, music and art.

Sep
2019

MIRA's scientific director takes highest honour in Canadian health sciences

September 20, 2019 – Parminder Raina, MIRA's scientific director, has been elected a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, considered one of the highest honours for members of the country's health sciences community.

Sep
2019

MIRA awards Mac researchers more than $500,000 for work in mobility and aging

September 13, 2019 – Thirteen McMaster research projects, from every faculty and a wide range of disciplines, have received funding totalling more than $500,000 from the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and its affiliate Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging.

Sep
2019

McMaster one of the world’s Top 75 universities

September 11, 2019 – McMaster has been ranked 72 in the internationally respected 2020 Times Higher Education rankings, advancing five spots over last year. The university is one of only four Canadian institutions in the world's top 75.

Sep
2019

MIRA and HPO to examine music and hearing loss at Burlington event

September 4, 2019 – The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO) and the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) are hosting a public concert and lecture event at the Burlington Public Library next week to examine how Beethoven’s life evolved due to his struggle with deafness.

Aug
2019

Starting the conversation about social inequality and healthy aging

August 26, 2019 – MIRA's International Scientific Advisory Committee join investigative reporter Steve Buist for a panel discussion on how inequality relates to issues of aging.

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