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Selon Gail Chmura, directrice du Centre de l'environnement global et des changements climatiques de l'Université McGill, l'étude allemande a le mérite de relancer le débat sur les crédits liés à la gestion des terres et des forêts. "En théorie, seuls les crédits garantis par un gouvernement sont admissibles, dit Mme Chmura. Mais un changement politique peut modifier la donne..."
(Editorial): A l'ouverture de la rencontre économique de Lévis, en janvier dernier, le premier ministre Charest avait exprimé le souhait qu'un jour, des jeunes de partout sur la planète viennent étudier au Québec. Il semble que sa ministre de l'Éducation n'ait pas compris le message, car voici qu'elle traite l'université québécoise la plus tournée vers le monde avec la même désinvolture que s'il s
For people suffering from borderline personality disorder, securing friends and a job may be harder than getting relief from symptoms, states a new study…
Opinion de John Stix, volcanologue de réputation internationale, professeur à l'université McGill: "Le volcan Eyjafjallajökull est entré en éruption le 20 mars quand il a commencé à émettre de la lave par des fissures. Cette première activité s'est produite dans une zone du volcan qui n'est pas recouverte de glace. A partir du 14 avril, de nouvelles fissures sont apparues quelques kilomètres plus
Surprising new research about the act of remembering may help people with post-traumatic stress disorder. Science writer Greg Miller has an in depth look at the work of McGill psychology professor Karim Nader. He also looks at the work being done by Alain Brunet on memory reconsolidation at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.
When 91-year old Olga Kotelko walked through the crowd of young men at the McGill gym and started pumping iron, she caused quite a stir. By the time she was on her sixth rep of perfectly executed bench presses, most of the testosterone set had racked their weights and were staring in awe...
Dinosaurs may have roamed and mingled more freely in the western interior of North America than previously thought, according to a new study. PhD student Matthew Vavrek and Professor Hans Larsson of McGill University now report that dinosaur ranges were more extensive than previous estimates suggested.
Metformin, a safe and inexpensive drug widely used to lower blood glucose in Type 2 diabetics, may have a variety of other uses, researchers are finding. The newest, reported Monday at a Washington meeting of the American Assn. for Cancer Research, is to prevent lung cancer in smokers…
In the first seven years of this century, around 19 million hectares of rainforest in the Legal Amazon region of Brazil were cut down. But the jury's out on the chief culprit behind this deforestation… Now a team from McGill University in Canada and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Colombia has discovered evidence that soy production is indirectly causing deforestation.
Bean stalks wending their way up a concrete wall at McGill University's downtown campus, tomato plants growing next to a community centre in Notre Dame de Grâce, basil and chard in the back yard of a St. Laurent duplex. They're all part of a wave of urban agriculture sweeping the island of Montreal.
A molecular switch, triggered by a signal, helps an organism instantly recognise a healthy and potential sex mate. "This mating decision is controlled by a simple chemical switch that converts an incoming pheromone signal into a cellular response," says study author Stephen Michnick, University of Montreal biochemistry professor.
A spooky-sounding technology is finding old, unmarked graves. Using hyperspectral imaging, scientists from McGill University have found unmarked animal graves with special cameras that measure changes in the light coming from soil and plants.
Harriet Brooks, as she was known before she married Pitcher, came of age when it was highly unusual for women to go to university, and rarer still for them subsequently to pursue careers at the highest levels of science and teaching. Brooks did so, but at a terrible cost.
The Gazette's Michelle Lalonde: "The only thing I resent more than paying over $100 for a decent pair of running shoes, is chucking them in the garbage after a year or so of training in them. Sure, the treads may be a little worn, but they would still be perfectly good for hiking around in. They don't belong at the dump."
Patents » That may be the reason Utah company was at center of lawsuit that rocked biotech industry… From the very beginning, there was "a degree of hostility toward Myriad due to the way the scientific race had proceeded," an associate professor of law at McGill University in Montreal wrote in a 2008 study of Myriad…