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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

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

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

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

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

No pain. Big gain

Treatment of chronic low back pain can reverse abnormal brain activity and function

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Published on : 17 May 2011