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Bash brothers of chemistry discover unusual material

The research group of Prof. Tomislav Friščić in McGill’s Department of Chemistry has made a name for itself in the little-known, but growing field of “mechanochemistry,” in which chemical transformations are produced by milling, grinding or shearing solid-state ingredients – brute force, in other words, rather than fancy liquid agents. “Your coffee maker grinds things,” and grinding molecules in the lab involves much the same principle, Friščić notes. Using mechanical force also has the significant advantage of avoiding the use of environmentally harmful bulk solvents.

Published: 23 Mar 2015

Myths and reality about NCRs

Published: 19 Mar 2015

Training of new doctors jeopardized by Bill 20: Quebec’s four Departments of Family Medicine

Directors propose five solutions to improve access to family physicians

Published: 19 Mar 2015

Finding a new test for concussions

Brain activation study helps to diagnose concussions in children and youths

Published: 17 Mar 2015

It’s brain time!

A wonder-filled week of the brain
Published: 16 Mar 2015

Genetics: no evidence of role in racial mortality gap

Despite numerous genomic studies, evidence for a genetic contribution to cardiovascular disease disparities in blacks versus whites provide little insight

Published: 16 Mar 2015

Le guantanamo d'australie

Published: 12 Mar 2015

Should you be drinking milk?

Published: 12 Mar 2015

Personnalités de la semaine

Published: 11 Mar 2015

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