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McGill study links breastfeeding to increased intelligence

Prolonged and exclusive nursing improves children’s cognitive development

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Published on : 05 May 2008

Fewer strokes for focused folks

Stress-busting video game shows promise for golfers

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Published on : 05 May 2008

'Evolutionary Applications'

Professor Graham Bell from McGill University and Dr. Sinéad Collins from University of Edinburgh, co-author the journal "Evolutionary Applications" inaugural article "Adaptation, extinction and global change."

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Published on : 01 May 2008

Physical activity, healthy eating and BMI not linked in older teens: study

Results from under-researched 15- to 18-year-old group challenge established assumptions

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Published on : 30 Apr 2008

McGill launches “Best in the West” student award program

Alumni Dr. Richard and Carolina J. Walls give $1 million in science scholarship support for Western Canadians

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Published on : 30 Apr 2008

Eco-minds at work

McGill researchers are drawing attention to what they call "ecosystem flips," a dramatic change in soil composition.

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Published on : 22 Apr 2008

Will the "nanotrain" pass by Quebec?

Nanotechnology has the potential to transform the 21st century as profoundly as the car and the personal computer did for the 20th century.

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Published on : 21 Apr 2008

Dr Juli Atherton: outstanding doctoral thesis

Dr Juli Atherton was recently named one of two winners of the Statistical Society of Canada's 2007 Pierre Robillard Award. This award recognises the best doctoral thesis in probability or statistics defended at a Canadian university. Congratulations to Dr Atherton!

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Published on : 21 Apr 2008

McGill Experts: Global Food Crisis

The United Nations has described the current global food crisis as having reached emergency proportions. And many experts predict there will be no quick fix.

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Published on : 18 Apr 2008

Sudden "ecosystem flips" imperil world's poorest regions, say water experts

Canadian and Swedish researchers probe links between agriculture and environmental degradation like toxic algae blooms

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Published on : 02 Apr 2008

Knowing your stones

McGill geology professor, Robert Martin comments for a Gazette article on different types of building stone and what to look for in identifying types.

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Published on : 25 Mar 2008

The book that began invasion ecology

Anthony Ricciardi, an associate professor at the Redpath Museum, co-authors a review in Nature of Charles Elton's 50-year-old text "The Ecology of Invasions by Animals and Plants" which founded a field and is now cited more than ever.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2008