science

McGill researchers share in largest investment in discovery science in Canadian history

Published: 9Oct2018

Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced more than $558 million in discovery research funding across Canada, including the largest investment in research from...

Why heart contractions are weaker in those with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Published: 15Oct2018

When a young athlete suddenly dies of a heart attack, chances are high that they suffer from familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Itis the most common genetic heart disease in the US and...

Sex in plants requires thrust

Published: 24Sep2018

Plant sex relies on a combination of prodding and a lot of communication and guidance suggests a study published in the September 2018 issue of Technology. Read more: https://mcgill.ca/newsroom...

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...

NSERCs Science, Action! contest: open for voting!

7 Feb 2018

Public Voting is now open for NSERC's Science, Action! contest, and seven McGill students are in the running....

New technique for finding life on Mars

Published: 19Jan2018

Researchers demonstrate for the first time the potential of existing technology to directly detect and characterize life on Mars and other planets. The study, published in Frontiers in Microbiology...

As climate warms, mice morph

Published: 27Nov2017

New research by McGill University biologists shows that milder winters have led to physical alterations in two species of mice in southern Quebec in the past 50 years – providing a textbook example...

Mindfulness training shows promise for maintaining weight loss

Published: 23Nov2017

Can mindfulness training help overweight people shed pounds and keep them off?  McGill University researchers surveyed the growing body of studies investigating that question, and came away...

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