Research

Do we trust people who speak with an accent?

Published: 19Sep2018

You are in a strange neighbourhood, your cell phone’s dead, and you desperately need to find the closest garage. A couple of people on the street chime in, each sending you in opposite directions....

15-minutes of exercise creates optimal brain state for mastering new motor skills

Published: 9Jul2018

If you want to learn to walk a tightrope, it’s a good idea to go for a short run after each practice session. That’s because a recent study in NeuroImage demonstrates that exercise performed...

Towards a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease

Published: 3Jul2018

A new study, published today in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, moves researchers closer to understanding one of the crucial proteins involved in Parkinson’s disease.

Rare mutation of gene carried by Québec family gives insight into how the brain is wired

Published: 18Jun2018

The study of a Québec family with an unusual gene provides novel insight into how our brain is built and, according to the McGill led team of scientists, offers a better understanding of...

No grain self-sufficiency in China without changes to land policies

Published: 7Jun2018

If China is to achieve its target of 95% grain self-sufficiency by 2030 it will need to restrict the conversion of arable land to other uses say researchers from McGill. This may prove challenging...

Climate change = a much greater diversity of species + a need to rethink conservation paradigms

Published: 15May2018

A team of researchers believe that Quebec’s protected areas are poised to become biodiversity refuges of continental importance. They used ecological niche modeling to calculate potential changes...

Plants, fungi and bacteria work together to clean polluted land

Published: 28Mar2018

Highly complex interactions among roots, fungi and bacteria underlie the ability of some trees to clean polluted land, according to a novel study by bioinformatics and plant-biology experts from...

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