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Des experts pressent Québec de se doter d’un plan de surveillance
Sat, 2014-06-14 08:38

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McGill Principal receives honorary degree from Carleton

Tue, 2014-06-10 10:46

Carleton University bestowed an honorary degree on McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier today to recognize her “outstanding leadership in the Canadian scientific community while fostering research opportunities for future generations of scholars.”

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New permafrost is forming around shrinking Arctic lakes

But will it last?
Tue, 2014-06-10 10:30

By Katherine Gombay - News - June 10

Researchers from McGill and the U.S. Geological Survey, more used to measuring thawing permafrost than its expansion, have made a surprising discovery. There is new permafrost forming around Twelvemile Lake in the interior of Alaska. But they have also quickly concluded that, given the current rate of climate change, it won’t last beyond the end of this century.

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A tiny molecule may help battle depression

Researchers find a small molecule that predicts treatment response for depressed patients
Sun, 2014-06-08 15:09

By Cynthia Lee - News - June 8, 2014

Levels of a small molecule found only in humans and in other primates are lower in the brains of depressed individuals, according to researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Institute. This discovery may hold a key to improving treatment options for those who suffer from depression.

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Why efforts against obesity aren’t working

Obesity rates continue to skyrocket around the world.
Fri, 2014-06-06 13:52

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What a 66M-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
McGill field crew collecting fossils as part of a field course in Grasslands Nat

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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