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Science Literacy Week @ McGill 2017

18Sep2017
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24Sep2017

Science Literacy Week @ McGill is happening from September 18 to 24!

New understanding of how muscles work

Published: 23Aug2017

Muscle malfunctions may be as simple as a slight strain after exercise or as serious as heart failure and muscular dystrophy. A new technique developed at McGill now makes it possible to look much...

Fear, fearlessness and animal extinction

Published: 24Jul2017

Too much fear can be dangerous for species’ survival. In fact, fear alone, even in the absence of a live predator, can lead to species’ extinction if the population size is small enough suggests a...

Healthy Brains For Healthy Lives Workshop: Mechanistic Models of Neurodegenerative Disorders

10Jul201708:30
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11Jul201718:00

As part of McGill’s Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) initiative we are hosting a two-day workshop on July 10 and 11, 2017 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (de Grandpré...

Why guillemot chicks leap from the nest before they can fly

Published: 9Mar2017

Before they have the wing span to actually permit them to fly, young guillemots (also known as murres) leap hundreds of metres off towering cliffs and flutter down towards the sea, guided by their...

Targeting the biological clock could slow the progression of cancer

Published: 16Feb2017

Does the biological clock in cancer cells influence tumour growth? Yes, according to a study conducted by Nicolas Cermakian, a professor in McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry....

The making of Antarctica

Published: 31Jan2017

One of the big mysteries in the scientific world is how the ice sheets of Antarctica formed so rapidly about 34 million years ago, at the boundary between the Eocene and Oligocene epochs....

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