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Outremont: zoning on new places of worship

"The borough of Outremont has overwhelmingly adopted a controversial bylaw banning new places of worship on Bernard and Laurier avenues." (Source: CBC)

Published: 8Dec2015

Missing and murdered indigenous women

The federal government could announce some of the details of a much-anticipated national public inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women. (Source: CBC)

Published: 8Dec2015

Could metal particles be the clean fuel of the future?

Can you imagine a future where your car is fueled by iron powder instead of gasoline?

Metal powders, produced using clean primary energy sources, could provide a more viable long-term replacement for fossil fuels than other widely discussed alternatives, such as hydrogen, biofuels or batteries, according to a study in the Dec. 15 issue of the journal Applied Energy.

Published: 9Dec2015

Journées annuelles en santé publique (Dec. 2015)

Annual gathering of experts and employees working in the public health sector, the Journées annuelles de santé publique will be held December 8-9 in Montreal. (Source)

Published: 7Dec2015

Lottery Tickets Aren’t Child’s Play

Lottery tickets are fun-filled and exciting presents, but they are not suitable gifts for minors.  Studies suggest that gambling is a popular yet risky activity among youth. Additionally, researchers have reported a correlation between age of gambling onset and problem gambling later in life. Lottery play is sometimes an initial introduction to gambling activities for minors.

Published: 8Dec2015

Featured research stories of 2015

Could maple syrup help cut use of antibiotics?

Syrup extract found to make antibiotics more effective against bacteria. A concentrated extract of maple syrup makes disease-causing bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics, according to laboratory experiments by researchers at McGill University.


Published: 4Dec2015

Micro-Map of Hippocampus Lends Big Hand to Brain Research

Researchers at The Neuro compile new tool designed to be shared with experts world-wide to accelerate research

MONTREAL---A new detailed map of the hippocampal region of the brain, compiled by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital-The Neuro at McGill University, is helping the scientific community accelerate research and develop better treatments for patients suffering from epilepsy and other neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Published: 3Dec2015

Treatment for dry eye disease based on McGill research

The discovery that tavilermide  induces the production of mucin, a crucial lubricant in tears, offers hope of relief to people who suffer from chronic dry eye disease. The invention and the development of a drug based on this small molecule was made by the team of Dr. H. Uri Saragovi, Senior Investigator at the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital and Professor of Pharmacology at McGill University.

Published: 3Dec2015

Holidays: Story Tips for Journalists (2015)

Here are some story ideas for the upcoming Holiday season:

Published: 16Dec2015

First language wires brain for later language-learning

Research also demonstrates brain's plasticity and ability to adapt to new language environments

Published: 1Dec2015