The air outside might be frigid, but at McMaster bananas are in bloom. During the blooming process, banana plants "throw" their flower cluster over and out of the centre of the plant, explained greenhouse technician Arthur Yeas. This… Read More
Contrary to popular belief, fever-reducing medication may inadvertently cause more harm than good.
New research from McMaster University has discovered that the widespread use of medications that contain fever-reducing drugs may lead to tens of thousands more… Read More
Cody Dey from the Quinn lab will be interviewed on CBC radio (Quirks and Quarks) this week. Listen to Cody explain how shrinkage (of frontal shields) helps minimize aggression in social groups of pukeko. Pukeko live in… Read More
Blessing Bassey awarded Faculty for the Future fellowship
When McMaster student Blessing Bassey speaks of her dreams for the future, "giving back" to the people of her native Nigeria is a priority for the PhD candidate.
For now, Bassey spends her days in… Read More
What to do with the excess bamboo?
That’s the question Arthur Yeas, technician at McMaster’s Biology Greenhouse, faces about three times a year. That’s how often Yeas has to cut back his collection of golden bamboo,
On the highest mountains and volcanos of Central America, songs of Neotropical singing mice (Scotinomys) pierce the cloud-cloaked forest. Males use these elaborate, high-pitched vocalizations to attract mates and repel rivals. In Costa Rica and Panama,… Read More
From left to right, George diCenzo: Best Publication – Microbiology and Plant Biology; Jessica Vanderploeg: Best TA; Sangeena Salman: Significant Recognition for Research Work; Nicole… Read More
Ms. Havir Hans, an honours undergraduate from Professor Dave Rollo’s laboratory won the “University Prize For Special Achievement” for 2013., Havir showed a very high degree of responsibility, organization and real innovation in the planning… Read More
Three faculty members in the Department of Biology have published a novel explanation for the origin of menopause, which might change the way some scientists describe how our species evolved! Their work was published June 14 in… Read More