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Brain area involved in addiction activated earlier than previously thought in recreational cocaine users

Even among non-dependent cocaine users, cues associated with consumption of the drug lead to dopamine release in an area of the brain thought to promote compulsive use, according to researchers at McGill University.

The findings, published in Scientific Reports, suggest that people who consider themselves recreational users could be further along the road to addiction than they might have realized.

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Published: 23 May 2017

Teaching practices could play an important role in preventing bullying

Classrooms that encourage competition between students may inadvertently be creating settings where bullying is more likely to take place. That’s one of the conclusions that can be drawn from work led by McGill University researchers Maria Di Stasio and Robert Savage, who recently published a paper on the subject in the Journal of Adolescence. But it’s only part of the story.

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Published: 23 May 2017

Turning skin cells into brain cells

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Published: 17 May 2017

Diabetes drug may help symptoms of autism-associated condition

Metformin, the most widely used drug to treat type 2 diabetes, could potentially be used to treat symptoms of Fragile X syndrome, an inherited form of intellectual disability and a cause of some forms of autism.

A new study led by researchers at McGill University, the University of Edinburgh and Université de Montréal has found that metformin improves social, behavioural and morphological defects in Fragile X mice.

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Published: 15 May 2017

McGill University set to become world leader in retail management education thanks to a $25-million gift from the Bensadoun Family Foundation

Retail icon and philanthropist Aldo Bensadoun has stepped forward with a visionary gift to his alma mater, McGill University, aimed at creating new knowledge and developing leaders for the rapidly changing retail industry....
Published: 12 May 2017

Protecting life’s tangled ecological webs

Ecosystems are a complex web of interactions. These ecological networks are being reorganized by extinctions and colonization events caused by human impacts, such as climate change and habitat destruction. In a paper published this week in Nature Ecology & Evolution, researchers from McGill University and University of British Columbia have developed a new theory to understand how complex ecological networks will reorganize in the future.

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Published: 9 May 2017

Faculty of Engineering Dean Nicell elected vice chair of NCDEAS

The National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science | Conseil canadien des doyens d'ingénierie et des sciences appliquées (NCDEAS│CCDISA) met on April 29, 2017 for its biennial meeting in Ottawa....
Published: 9 May 2017

[UPDATED] Flooding update: Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 9

[UPDATE - Monday 3:30 pm]

Day and evening summer classes and exams will resume on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at both McGill’s Macdonald Campus and its downtown campus.

Some employees and some students may still be dealing with flooding issues, so we ask supervisors and instructors for their continued understanding.

The University will send updates as required.

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Published: 7 May 2017

New theory on how Earth’s crust was created

More than 90% of Earth’s continental crust is made up of silica-rich minerals, such as feldspar and quartz. But where did this silica-enriched material come from? And could it provide a clue in the search for life on other planets?

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Published: 5 May 2017

Scientists scan horizon for future invasive species challenges

Shipping and mining in the Arctic. The spread of invasive microbial pathogens around the world. Changing agricultural practices. Use of genomic-modification tools. Those are among the 14 most significant issues that could affect the science and management of invasive species over the next two decades, according to an international team of ecologists, who published their findings in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution.

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Published: 4 May 2017

New hope in the fight against superbugs

Antibiotic resistance is a growing global health threat. So much so that a 2014 study commissioned by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom predicted that, if the problem is left unchecked, in less than 35 years more people will die from antibiotic resistant superbugs than from cancer. It is critical that researchers develop new antibiotics informed by knowledge of how superbugs are resistant to this medication.

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Published: 3 May 2017

McGill Honorary Doctorates 2017

Each year McGill University is proud to confer honorary degrees to highly talented and engaged individuals who serve as an inspiration for our community of students, professors, researchers and staff.   This year, we will honour two Nobel prize winners, Arthur McDonald and Paul Nurse, and two former prime ministers of Canada, the Right Honourable Paul Martin and the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney...
Published: 25 Apr 2017

Bright future for self-charging batteries

Who hasn’t lived through the frustrating experience of being without a phone after forgetting to recharge it? This could one day be a thing of the past thanks to technology being developed by Hydro-Québec and McGill University.

Lithium-ion batteries have allowed the rapid proliferation of all kinds of mobile devices such as phones, tablets and computers. These tools however require frequent re-charging because of the limited energy density of their batteries.

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Published: 24 Apr 2017

McGill and Schulich School of Music award honorary doctorate to Yannick Nézet-Séguin

McGill University is proud to present the degree of doctor honoris causa to a great name on the Quebec cultural scene, Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

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Published: 13 Apr 2017

85th Acfas Annual Congress: May 8 to 12, 2017 at McGill University

For the third time in its history, the Acfas Annual Congress, the largest multidisciplinary research event in the Francophonie, will be hosted by McGill University.

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Published: 12 Apr 2017

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