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Controlling obesity with potato extract

Take a look in your pantry: the miracle ingredient for fighting obesity may already be there. A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists at McGill University.

Published on : 09 Dec 2014

Developing a better potato for indigenous communities in Colombia

McGill University scientists, led by Ajjamada Kushalappa of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, have teamed up with researchers from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia to develop nutritious, high-yielding, and more disease-resistant potatoes for food-insecure indigenous communities in Colombia.

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Published on : 20 Jun 2012

$29 million from NSERC to support McGill researchers

Whether it is for research into clean energy sources, the future of wireless communication or a better understanding of the processes involved in language learning, over 160 established McGill researchers and more than 80 graduate students will benefit from support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) over the next five years.

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Published on : 06 Jun 2012

Canada poised to become world leader in next-generation biofuel development

BioFuelNet Canada – made possible by federal NCE program – will bring together industry and academics to research and develop biofuels of the future

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Published on : 30 May 2012

NEW: Free Wi-Fi on McGill inter-campus shuttle buses

With the new year brings a new IT service - wireless connectivity is now available on inter-campus shuttle buses. See the service description in the IT Knowledge Base for full details: http://kb.mcgill.ca/it/wirelessbus

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Published on : 09 Jan 2012

Rethinking endangered plants

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) publishes the Red List of Threatened Species describing the conservation status of various species of plants and animals. Now, however, an international team of researchers led by McGill biologist Jonathan Davies suggests that the criteria for assessing risk of extinction in plants should be revisited.

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Published on : 25 May 2011

Helping feed the world without polluting its waters

McGill researchers develop first-ever detailed global map of critical phosphorus use and misuse

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Published on : 02 Feb 2011

Pigs reveal secrets: New research shines light on Quebec industry

Which are the best pieces of pork, what their texture is, how moist they are – the secrets pigs keep from even the most skilled butchers – are about to be revealed, thanks to a sophisticated new technique that has been developed by McGill University researchers in conjunction with Agriculture Canada and the pork industry.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2010

Media advisory: Co-ordinator of UN high-level task force to open McGill Food Security Conference

Dr. David Nabarro, Assistant Secretary-General at the United Nations and co-ordinator of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis, will deliver the keynote address at the opening evening of the Third McGill Conference on Global Food Security on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 5 p.m., at Centre Mont-Royal, 2200 Mansfield St. in Montreal.

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Published on : 14 Oct 2010

Water management and malnutrition crucial issues at McGill food conference

Water management and malnutrition are the two key threats to food security that will be discussed at the Third McGill Conference on Global Food Security, to be held Oct. 19-21, 2010, in Montreal.

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Published on : 02 Sep 2010

Could life survive on Mars? Yes, expert says

McGill microbiologist looks at Martian-like environment on Earth and finds evidence of bacteria

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Published on : 07 Jun 2010

Squirrels show softer side by adopting orphans

Those neighbourhood squirrels you often see fighting over food may not seem altruistic, but new University of Guelph research has found that the critters will actually take in orphaned relatives.

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Published on : 01 Jun 2010