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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

Evolution to the rescue

McGill biology researchers offer hope that species may adapt quickly to rapid environmental change.

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Published on : 22 Jun 2011

Québec Universities at TechConnect Summit 2011

Univalor, MSBi Valorisation, Valeo, SOCPRA and the Office of Sponsored Research of McGill University join their efforts during TechConnect Summit’s expo this week in Boston. These organizations responsible for monetizing inventions developed within their partnering institutions will share a booth, as well as showcase some innovations made across Québec universities in general.

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Published on : 14 Jun 2011

McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine formalizes its agreement with the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal

On June 8, 2011, the Faculty of Medicine and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at McGill University presented a formal letter to the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), confirming in writing the long-standing arrangement for the supervision of the Faculty’s graduate students at the IRCM. This opportunity will now be extended to postdoctoral education.

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Published on : 09 Jun 2011

Lifelong gap in health between rich and poor set by age twenty

Study led by McGill geography prof shows gap in health between rich and poor is set early and remains constant throughout our lifetimes

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Published on : 08 Jun 2011

Building a better dam map

The culmination of a four-year collaboration by a team of scientists from around the globe, coordinated by the Global Water System Project and led by McGill University’s Bernhard Lehner, has produced the Global Reservoir and Dam database (GRanD), a unique, geographically explicit, high-resolution global database of large dams and reservoirs.

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Published on : 02 Jun 2011

Better weather forecasting – now

Thanks to research by Prof. M.K. (Peter) Yau of McGill University’s Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and the NSERC/Hydro-Québec Industrial Research Chair in Short-term Forecasting of Precipitation, better computer models are being developed to improve short-term (24- to 48-hour) precipitation forecasting techniques.

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Published on : 27 May 2011

Counting on bigger mining returns

Because of computational advances over the last decade, McGill Professor Roussos Dimitrakopoulos, has developed new modeling techniques for mine planning and production forecasting that take into account uncertainty in the supply of minerals. As a result, mining companies are getting a much higher return on investment and also more metal production from the same asset.

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Published on : 26 May 2011

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

Enlarged prostate: decade-long study demonstrates immediate and long-term benefits of holmium laser treatment

New research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Urology Association (AUA) in Washington, DC demonstrates that holmium laser therapy is a safe and durable treatment option for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) – an enlargement of the prostate that affects most men as they age.

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Published on : 19 May 2011