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Québec Science honours Michel Tremblay and the McGill Cancer Centre

Magazine’s readers voted cancer breakthrough as Quebec’s “Discovery of the Year”

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Published on : 10 Jun 2008

McGill researcher named CIHR Chair in Public Health

A McGill epidemiologist has been named to one of 14 new Chairs in Public Health funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and several partner agencies.

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Published on : 03 Jun 2008

In a neuromusic state of mind

Third international conference examines interactions between music and the brain

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Published on : 03 Jun 2008

Big bangs: researchers uncover secrets of deadly supervolcanoes

McGill and UBC scientists explain process that can turn ordinary eruptions into global climatic disasters

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Published on : 29 May 2008

Two McGill doctoral students named Trudeau Scholars

Trudeau Foundation scholarships awarded to Geography and Political Science researchers

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Published on : 29 May 2008

McGill researchers net $30.5M in NSERC funding

Grants and scholarships to fund cutting-edge research in natural sciences and engineering

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Published on : 26 May 2008

Frigid gazing


A six-storey-high telescope at the South Pole could help unravel how the Universe evolved through its mid-life period. Matt Dobbs, a young cosmologist who has gone to the ends of the Earth to understand the mid-life evolution of the universe, is part of a seven university group that built, and is now operating, the largest-ever telescope at the South Pole.

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Published on : 25 May 2008

Frogs and salamanders and a common ancestor, oh my!

Researchers find missing evolutionary link between frogs and salamanders

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Published on : 22 May 2008

Still, a big rat

The largest rodent ever recorded might not have been as monstrous as was first suggested, a McGill scientist claims.

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Published on : 20 May 2008

A tough nut to crack

Virginie Millien, professor and curator of paleontology and zoology at the Redpath Museum, comments in The Gazette on why Montreal squirrels are grey while Toronto and Ottawa squirrels are black.

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Published on : 17 May 2008

China quake a new skirmish in an old battle

John Stix, an earthquake expert at McGill, comments in the Los Angeles Times on the earthquake that struck central China on Monday.

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Published on : 14 May 2008

Breastfeeding may boost IQ

Children who were breastfed exclusively for the first three months of life or longer scored nearly six points higher on IQ tests at the age of 6 than children who weren't breastfed exclusively, McGill researchers have found.

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Published on : 13 May 2008

Suburban housing is no good for frogs

McGill's David Green comments in La Presse on how residential construction is endangering the ongoing existence of the Western Chorus Frog.

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Published on : 12 May 2008

The Mont-Saint-Hilaire legacy: McGill celebrates 50 years of involvement

Neighbours, friends, and former employees at the Gault reserve's Centre de la Nature celebrated the 50th anniversary of this unique and irreplaceable site.

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Published on : 12 May 2008