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Vacuum-like device makes cellular exploration easier

New floating microscopic device will allow researchers to study a wide range of cellular processes

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Published on : 20 Sep 2011

Office of Sponsored Research Services during the MUNACA Strike

Message from Mary-Margaret Klempa, Interim Senior Director, Office of Sponsored Research Re: Office of Sponsored Research Services during the MUNACA Strike Dear Colleagues, As you know, the McGill University Non-academic Certified Association (MUNACA), which includes clerical workers, lab technicians and other support staff, began a general strike on September 1. The work stoppage will impact

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Published on : 06 Sep 2011

What songbirds have to ‘say’ about human speech

CFI has announced the winners of the most recent awards given out under the Leaders of Opportunity Fund. Among those who have received an award are biology professors Sarah Woolley and Jon Sakata. They are hoping to gain some insight into the neural basis of human communication disorders by studying how songbirds, such as zebra and Bengalese finches, learn how to sing.

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Published on : 02 Sep 2011

The grass is always greener

Recent study of grasslands shows that species variety more important to ecosystem services than previously thought

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Published on : 18 Aug 2011

Spare the rod and develop the child

Study suggests non-corporal discipline aids children’s executive-functioning ability

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Published on : 26 Jul 2011

Here come the medical tools of the future

From bionanomachines to neuroengineering, new McGill programs train students to excel in scientific fields

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Published on : 25 Jul 2011

No room for inaccuracy in the brain

Dr. Ed Ruthazer is a mapmaker but, his landscape is the developing brain - specifically the neuronal circuitry, which is the network of connections between nerve cells. His research at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital reveals the brain as a dynamic landscape where connections between nerves are plastic, changing and adapting to the demands of the environment.

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Published on : 20 Jul 2011

A toothy grin only a palaeontologist could love

To McGill palaeontology professor Hans Larsson, his graduate student Felipe Montefeltro and Professor Max Langer of the University of Sao Paulo, a recently discovered crocodile fossil head looks like a dog. To the rest of us – as well as croc’s prey of the day – it looks like a ferocious toothy nightmare.

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Published on : 19 Jul 2011

To walk or not to walk? That is the question

McGill and Concordia researchers study how weather affects pedestrian rates

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Published on : 28 Jun 2011