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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

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

July 29, 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

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.

Aug
2019

Canadian researchers find 'silent' strokes common for seniors after surgery

August 15, 2019 – Research by PJ Devereaux (Medicine/Population Health Research Institute) that found covert – or 'silent' - strokes are common in seniors after they have elective, non-cardiac surgery and double their risk of cognitive decline one year later, was well covered in the national and international media.

Aug
2019

Hospital and McMaster family medicine work to prioritize patient's wishes in long-term care

August 6, 2019 – Every day in Ontario, long-term care residents are at risk of receiving unwanted and non-beneficial treatment because of errors related to consent. Now, McMaster University's Department of Family Medicine and the William Osler Health System (WOHS) are teaming together on a project to reduce the number of long-term care patients in Ontario who, because of these errors, are transferred back and forth to hospital multiple times before they die.

Aug
2019

New research seeks to identify effective ways to improve road safety for seniors, cyclists

August 13, 2019 – The effectiveness of interventions geared to helping municipal and provincial governments improve road safety for cyclists and pedestrians – particularly seniors – is the focus of new research to be led by former CHEPA director Michel Grignon, funded by a one-year $40,000 MIRA/Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging (LCMA) Catalyst Grant.

Aug
2019

Experts in aging to discuss social equity and global longevity at two upcoming MIRA events

August 6, 2019 – The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) ​is hosting its International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC) in Hamilton this month. As part of annual visit, MIRA will host two ​special events on Wednesday, August 21 and Thursday, August 22 exploring social equity and the global longevity revolution.

Jul
2019

Labarge Post-Doctoral Fellow Profiled on Harvard Website

July 29, 2019 – Dr. Patricia Hewston, recipient of the Labarge Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Mobility, was recently profiled by Harvard Business School Online, outlining her experience with the Leadership Principles certificate program.

Jul
2019

MIRA Researcher Spotlight: Paula Gardner

July 24, 2019 – Paula Gardner is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia, the Asper Chair in Communications, and the director of the Pulse Lab at McMaster University. Her research interests include digital culture, biometric technological practices and feminist media studies. ​She leads the ABLE project (Arts Based Therapies Enabling Longevity for Geriatric Outpatients), which, in partnership with the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and the GERAS Centre, brings together researchers from five McMaster faculties to develop technologies that will enhance the cognitive, physical and emotional health of frail older adults.

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