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McGill receives $1.5-million gift to bolster humanities

Support from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will create postdoctoral fellowships
Thu, 2013-09-19 14:27

What role does science play in influencing climate change beliefs among indigenous people? How did the United States conceive and execute its plan for post-World War II relief? And in what ways have movement, performance and subjectivity impacted the art of dance in Quebec? These are just some of the fascinating questions that have been explored by leading researchers at McGill University through the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in the Humanities, established in 2008 thanks to the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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How birds got their wings

Fossil data show scaling of limbs altered as birds originated from dinosaurs
Tue, 2013-09-17 12:48

Birds originated from a group of small, meat-eating theropod dinosaurs called maniraptorans sometime around 150 million years ago. Recent findings from around the world show that many maniraptorans were very bird-like, with feathers, hollow bones, small body sizes and high metabolic rates. 

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McGill statement on proposed charter of values

Tue, 2013-09-17 07:48

In response to the current debate about the direction of the Quebec government on a future charter of values, Prof. Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, affirms that the right of religious choice and cultural diversity are essential values for the McGill community.

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Building bridges across the Pacific

A C$6.6 million gift from the Li Ka Shing (Canada) Foundation creates new student and faculty exchanges between McGill and Shantou University in China
Thu, 2013-09-12 15:25

Last year, more than 800 Chinese students crossed the Pacific to attend McGill, making China the third largest source of international students for the University, behind only the United States and France.  And that number is growing every year; in fact, it has more than doubled since 2007.

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Beijing clean-water program offers lessons for cities

Effort to reduce agricultural pollution in reservoir benefits farmers and consumers, study shows
Thu, 2013-09-12 14:41

The brown, smog-filled skies that engulf Beijing have earned China a poor reputation for environmental stewardship. But a study by an international and interdisciplinary team of environmental scientists, including McGill University’s Brian Robinson, has found that a government-run clean water program is providing substantial benefit to millions of people in the nation's capital. 

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McGill among top 25 universities for 10th year

Progress made by Canadian and Quebec peer universities essential to Canada’s competitiveness, says McGill Principal
Mon, 2013-09-09 19:17

McGill University has placed among the top 25 universities globally for the tenth consecutive year, ranking 21st in the 2013 QS World University Rankings.

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How to map cell-signaling molecules to their targets

University of Montreal, McGill researchers develop new method to link signaling molecules to target regulators of cell division
Mon, 2013-09-09 15:44

A team of University of Montreal and McGill University researchers have devised a method to identify how signaling molecules orchestrate the sequential steps in cell division. In an article published online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the scientists explain how they could track the relationship between signaling molecules and their target molecules to establish where, when and how the targets are deployed to perform the many steps necessary to replicate an individual cell’s genome and surrounding structures.

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DNA ‘cages’ may aid drug delivery

Tue, 2013-09-03 12:06

Nanoscale “cages” made from strands of DNA can encapsulate small-molecule drugs and release them in response to a specific stimulus, McGill University researchers report in a new study.

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DNA ‘cages’ may aid drug delivery

Tue, 2013-09-03 12:37

Nanoscale “cages” made from strands of DNA can encapsulate small-molecule drugs and release them in response to a specific stimulus, McGill University researchers report in a new study.

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DNA ‘cages’ may aid drug delivery

Tue, 2013-09-03 13:06

Nanoscale “cages” made from strands of DNA can encapsulate small-molecule drugs and release them in response to a specific stimulus, McGill University researchers report in a new study.

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