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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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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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McGill expert: Liberal government budget - June 4

Mon, 2014-06-02 10:21

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Contact: Raphaël Larocque-Cyr
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McGill experts: 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

While the World Cup is set to start on June 12, not all Brazilians are excited about the tournament taking place in their country.
Tue, 2014-06-10 13:15

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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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Organization: Department of Biology and the McGill School of Environment
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McGill expert: Skin cancer on the rise in Canada

Tue, 2014-06-10 13:14

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Contact: Raphael Larocque-Cyr
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