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Researchers at McGill pursued a host of big questions over the past year. Their wide-ranging research led to new understandings of diverse subjects, including the functioning of the human brain, political processes and factors affecting human health.

A selection of highlights:

Alan Evans (The Neuro) co-created BigBrain, a 3D brain atlas of unprecedented cellular resolution.

Philip Oxhorn (Political Science) found that post-conflict states that take a flexible approach to peace are more likely to achieve it over the long term. 

Nathalie Tufenkji (Chemical Engineering) discovered that cranberries not only inhibit bacterial movement in urinary tract infections but also reduce the production of infectious enzymes.

Joseph Malloch and Ian Hattwich, PhD students in the Input Devices and Music Interaction Lab (IDMIL) at the Schulich School of Music, created dozens of 3D-printed digital musical instruments.

Jake Barralet (Dentistry and Medicine) has discovered a new process for creating strong, stable nanocomposites.

Lucy Gilbert (Obstetrics, Gynecology and Oncology) found that the deadliest type of ovarian cancer often starts in the Fallopian tubes, not the ovaries.