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Isotopic memory of atmospheric persistence

Chemical analysis of ancient rocks reveals earliest record yet of Earth's atmosphere
Wed, 2015-01-14 10:16
Rocks of the Ujaraaluk unit of the Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belt

Chemical analysis of some of the world’s oldest rocks, by an international team led by McGill University researchers, has provided the earliest record yet of Earth's atmosphere. The results show that the air 4 billion years ago was very similar to that more than a billion years later, when the atmosphere -- though it likely would have been lethal to oxygen-dependent humans -- supported a thriving microbial biosphere that ultimately gave rise to the diversity of life on Earth today.

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Genetic discovery about childhood blindness

Dr. Robert Koenekoop, director of the McGill Ocular Genetics Laboratory at The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC, co-led this research.
Tue, 2015-01-13 14:45

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Canada’s Largest Fair Trade Conference hosted at McGill

Montreal, Quebec, Canada: January 14, 15 & 16, 2015
Tue, 2015-01-13 13:54

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Organization: Canadian Fair Trade Network
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Mobile Phone: 1-604-785-0084
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New strains of parasites identified

Research on whipworms has implications for human health and animal conservation
Mon, 2015-01-12 11:04
Red Colobus monkey in forest near Kibale, Uganda

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Haiti: Five years after devastating earthquake

Fri, 2015-01-09 10:34

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It’s all in a good night’s sleep

Study finds link between sleep quality and grades of schoolchildren in math and languages
Thu, 2015-01-08 10:33

Making sure school-aged kids get to sleep at a regular hour is often a struggle for parents. But a study by researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal suggests it’s well worth the effort: the researchers found that a good night’s sleep is linked to better performance in math and languages – subjects that are powerful predictors of later learning and academic success.

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Contact: Florence Meney
Organization: Douglas Mental Health University Institute
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Office Phone: 514-761-6131, ext. 2769

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
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