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66-million-year old forest fire reveals about dinosaurs

Remains of an ancient forest fire preserved in stone show ecology recovered similarly to modern-day forests
Thu, 2014-06-05 10:31

As far back as the time of the dinosaurs, 66 million years ago, forests recovered from fires in the same manner they do today, according to a team of researchers from McGill University and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum.

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Goodman Cancer Research Gala raises $2.5M for McGill

Fundraising event raises awareness and vital support for pioneering research at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre
Tue, 2014-06-03 11:33

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One in four of world’s big cities water-stressed

First global database of urban water sources shows source watersheds cover 41% of Earth’s land surface
Tue, 2014-06-03 10:59

As more people move to urban areas, cities around the world are experiencing increased water stress and looking for additional water supplies to support their continued grow.

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June - ALS Awareness Month

Mon, 2014-06-02 11:47

What is ALS?

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Brenda Milner awarded prestigious Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

Thu, 2014-05-29 09:56

Dr. Brenda Milner, an active researcher at the age of 95 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, McGill University, is a recipient of The 2014 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience.

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Slowing The Insect Invasion

Wood Packaging Sanitation Policy Yields US $11.7 Billion Net Benefit
Wed, 2014-05-28 14:52

Risk Analysis Finds Savings For Homeowners And Local Governments Of Excluding Invasive Pests Like The Emerald Ash Borer Outweigh Added Cost To Imported Goods

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Contact: Brian Leung
Organization: Department of Biology and the McGill School of Environment
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Sina Hashemi receives Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal

Wed, 2014-05-28 10:05

It gives us great pleasure to announce that, on May 11th, Sina Hashemi (DMD IV and former DSS President) was presented with the Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal by the Honorable Pierre Duchesne during an official ceremony in Montreal.  Sina was among 6 university students across Quebec who received the prestigious award.

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Melatonin makes old bones stronger

Wed, 2014-05-28 09:25

Research on elderly rats suggests possible avenue for prevention of osteoporosis

Faleh Tamimi, is the leader of a research team that has just discovered that melatonin supplements make bones stronger in elderly rats and therefore, potentially, in elderly humans too. “Old rats are tedious to work with because they get sick a lot and that means they also cost a lot more. But if you’re interested in diseases like osteoporosis, they’re an essential part of the process.”

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Timing is everything: scientists control rapid re-wiring of brain circuits using patterned visual stimulation

Tue, 2014-05-27 10:39

In a new study, published in this week’s issue of the journal Science, researchers show for the first time how the brain re-wires and fine-tunes its connections differently depending on the relative timing of sensory stimuli. In most neuroscience textbooks today, there is a widely held model that explains how nerve circuits might refine their connectivity based on patterned firing of brain cells, but it has not previously been directly observed in real time.

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