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Are fish getting high on cocaine?

Drugs in wastewater contaminate sources of drinking water
Wed, 2015-07-22 13:35

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Contact: Viviane Yargeau
Organization: Department of Chemical Engineering
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Office Phone: 514.398.2273

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations Office
Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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Source Site: /newsroom

Light can do more

Researchers at McGill University have discovered a clean photo-driven pathway for the efficient synthesis of aryl iodides under extremely mild conditions. The finding, published June 18 in J. Am. Chem. Soc., provides a more straightforward and greener option for preparing versatile iodide reagents, and avoids the problem of metal residue in synthetic chemistry.
Mon, 2015-07-13 16:47

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Could black phosphorus be the next silicon?

New material could make it possible to pack more transistors on a chip, research suggests
Tue, 2015-07-07 10:05

As scientists continue to hunt for a material that will make it possible to pack more transistors on a chip, new research from McGill University and Université de Montréal adds to evidence that black phosphorus could emerge as a strong candidate.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514 398 4201

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Contact: William Raillant-Clark
Organization: Université de Montréal
Office Phone: 514 343-7593
Source Site: /newsroom

CREATE grant to help study environmental change

McGill awarded an NSERC CREATE grant of $1.65 million to support training the next generation of environmental scientists in environmental monitoring, biodiversity surveying, and ecological impact assessments
Wed, 2015-05-20 11:47

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514 398 4201
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Baby talk: babies prefer listening to their own kind

Babies’ listening choices, before they babble themselves, offer insight into early language development
Tue, 2015-05-12 09:40

Everyone likes to look at young babies. But who wants to listen? Well…it turns out that other babies do.

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Contact: Linda Polka
Organization: School of Communication Disorders
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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations Office
Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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Source Site: /newsroom

Public Consultation NSERC Vision 2020/ Rencontrez Plan Stratégique CRSNG 2020

Tue, 2015-04-14 10:00 - 12:00
Bronfman Building : 6th Floor, Room 600 (James W. McKee Jr. Business Lounge), 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1G5

(La version française suit.)

Participants are asked to RSVP via the Connect with NSERC’s President on a Vision for 2020 page by April 9.

Source Site: /research

New funding for biosensor research

Mon, 2015-02-16 17:16

Prof Xinyu Liu is one of 10 McGill researchers to receive a 2015 NSERC Strategic Project Grant. His proposal, entitled "Paper-based microfluidic devices intergrating inGaN/GaN semiconductor microtubes for ultrasensitive detection of disease markers," has been awarded $394,300 to investigate portable, ultrasensitive biosensors that can quickly detect disease markers.

Source Site: /mecheng

McGill researchers get $4.7M in NSERC project grants

Funding to support research, training with potential to strongly enhance economy, environment .
Tue, 2015-02-10 15:33

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced 78 Strategic Project Grants today at the University of New Brunswick, including 10 for McGill University researchers totaling nearly $4.7 million. 

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201
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Source Site: /newsroom

What the “fecal prints” of microbes can tell us about E

Making the most of a shitty situation
Tue, 2014-12-23 10:29

The distinctive “fecal prints” of microbes potentially provide a record of how Earth and life have co-evolved over the past 3.5 billion years as the planet’s temperature, oxygen levels, and greenhouse gases have changed. But, despite more than 60 years of study, it has proved difficult, until now, to “read” much of the information contained in this record. Research from McGill University and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), sheds light on the mysterious digestive processes of microbes, opening the way towards a better understanding of how life and the planet have changed over time.

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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Dr. Catherine Guastavino of the School of Information Studies awarded NSERC grant for 3D audio research

Thu, 2014-08-07 11:01

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Catherine Guastavino on her NSERC (Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada) Engage Grant.

The project "Spatialized and Interactive Artificial Binaural Reverberation” is a 3D audio rendering project in collaboration with industry partner Audiokinetic, a Montreal-based company producing audio engines for interactive media and video games. 

Source Site: /sis