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Dec
2019

MIRA Trainee Talks: Rachel Weldrick

December 10, 2019 – Rachel Weldrick, a PhD candidate and Vanier Scholar, working with Dr. Jim Dunn in the Department of Health, Aging, & Society, delivered a research talk on: “Alone in a crowd: Living alone, place, and risk of social isolation later in life”

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 Trainee Research Profile: Improving on self-reported health to support resilience, with Carly Whitmore

November 21, 2019 – In this following MIRA Highlight of the Month, Sydney Valentino interviews Carly Whitemore, who is a PhD student & Vanier Canada Scholar with the supervision of Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid in the School of Nursing.

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.

Nov
2019

MIRA Trainee Talks: Brad Currier

November 18, 2019 – Bradley Currier, an MSc student, working with Dr. Stuart Phillips in the Department of Kinesiology, delivered a research talk on: “The combination of eggs, as a nutrient rich source of protein, along with exercise in healthy aging”

Nov
2019

MIRA Trainee Talks: Carly Whitmore

November 18, 2019 – Carly Whitmore (MSc), a PhD Nursing student under the supervision of Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid, works for the McMaster Decision Science Laboratory in the Department of Economics, delivered a research talk on: “Understanding self-reported health among community-dwelling older adults: A mixed methods study”

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

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

MIRA Trainee Research Profile: Improving the health of older adults through understanding an individuals’ decision to get vaccinated, with Dr. Irene Mussio

October 22, 2019 – Dr. Irene Mussio is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Economics in the McMaster Decision Science Lab under the supervision of Dr. Jeremiah Hurley. During this interview, Irene spoke to us about her ongoing research and involvement with the MIRA Trainee Network.

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.

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