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Mapping human vulnerability to climate change

First global map suggests climate change will have greatest impact 
on the populations least responsible for causing the problem

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Published on : 03 Mar 2011

Producing clean water in an emergency

McGill researchers develop a new and inexpensive way of filtering water using silver nanoparticles

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Published on : 23 Feb 2011

Bacteria living on old-growth trees 
may help forests grow

Biology researchers discover that bacteria living in mosses on tree branches twice as effective at ‘fixing’ nitrogen as those on the ground

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Published on : 22 Feb 2011

‘Star’ researcher at McGill nabs Polanyi prize

Astrophysicist Victoria Kaspi adds to lengthy list of stellar accomplishments

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Published on : 14 Feb 2011

Making city streets safer for cycling

McGill Civil Engineering Professor Luis Miranda-Moreno is trying to make Montreal safer for cyclists than it is now.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2011

Helping feed the world without polluting its waters

McGill researchers develop first-ever detailed global map of critical phosphorus use and misuse

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Published on : 02 Feb 2011

Green Chemistry breakthrough named one of top discoveries of 2010

Green Chemistry breakthrough named one of top discoveries of 2010. Inclusion on prestigious ranking published annually by Quebec Science cements McGill as leader in the field

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Published on : 07 Jan 2011

Forget Farmville, here’s a game that drives genetic research

Des chercheurs mcgillois mettent au point un jeu qui utilise les mouvements des joueurs pour analyser les séquences génétiques.

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Published on : 29 Nov 2010

Caveman behavioural traits might kick in at dinner table before eating

According to research presented at a recent symposium at McGill, seeing meat appears to make human beings significantly less aggressive.

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Published on : 08 Nov 2010

Pigs reveal secrets: New research shines light on Quebec industry

Which are the best pieces of pork, what their texture is, how moist they are – the secrets pigs keep from even the most skilled butchers – are about to be revealed, thanks to a sophisticated new technique that has been developed by McGill University researchers in conjunction with Agriculture Canada and the pork industry.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2010

1000 Genomes Project publishes analysis of completed pilot phase

Small genetic differences between individuals help explain why some people have a higher risk than others for developing illnesses. The 1000 Genomes Project published the most comprehensive map of these genetic differences, estimated to contain approximately 95 percent of the genetic variation of any person on Earth.

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Published on : 27 Oct 2010

Canadian leads publishing of first results from Large Hadron Collider

Researchers used Einstein's famous E=mc2 equation and the Large Hadron Collider to recreate a miniature version of the event at the origins of our Universe. Dr. Andreas Warburton of McGill's Department of Physics made leading contributions to the analysis of data from the experiment, known as "ATLAS," meaning the findings have a special significance for Canadian science.

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Published on : 12 Oct 2010