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Another step forward for green chemistry

McGill researchers find small quantities of silver can serve as an efficient catalyst to convert aldehydes to acids
Fri, 2015-03-27 15:09

A tiny bit of silver, combined with water and air, can convert aldehydes into acids efficiently -- instead of the classical methods using stoichiometric amounts of expensive or toxic metal oxidants, according to a new study by McGill University researchers.

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#des_limites_à_définir

Fri, 2015-03-27 13:37

Par Laura Pellerine

Même si le nombre d’interactions sociales dans le cyberespace ne cesse d’augmenter, les règles quant au comportement convenable à adopter en ligne demeurent imprécises. Des chercheurs de McGill étudient les effets d’Internet sur des groupes aussi diversifiés que les adolescents, les travailleurs et les militants politiques.

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#blurred_boundaries

Fri, 2015-03-27 11:37

By Laura Pellerine

Though an increasing amount of social interaction is taking place in cyberspace, the lines dictating appropriate online behaviour remain unclear. McGill researchers are examining the effects the Internet is having on groups as diverse as teens, workers and political activists.

When Shaheen Shariff asked a group of under-18-year-olds whether a teenage girl has the right to object to her boyfriend sharing a nude photo of her with his friends without her consent, she was shocked by the responses.

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Les promesses de la génomique

Thu, 2015-03-26 14:45

Par James Martin

Plusieurs chercheurs du Centre d’innovation Génome Québec et Université McGill ont complété leurs études pendant les 13 années qu’a duré le vaste projet multinational du génome humain (PGH). Or, ce sont les progrès réalisés depuis la cartographie du génome humain qui suscitent leur émerveillement.

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Forest fragmentation threatens biodiversity

Tue, 2015-03-24 10:37

New study shows 70 per cent of world’s remaining forest within a kilometre of forest edge

Fragmentation of natural habitats plays a major role in reducing biodiversity – and today 70 per cent of the world’s remaining forest stands within one kilometre of a forest edge, putting biodiversity at great risk, according to a new analysis by a team of international scientists.

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Bash brothers of chemistry discover unusual material

'Katsenite' named after McGill researcher who analyzed short-lived material’s chemical structure
Mon, 2015-03-23 14:03

The research group of Prof. Tomislav Friščić in McGill’s Department of Chemistry has made a name for itself in the little-known, but growing field of “mechanochemistry,” in which chemical transformations are produced by milling, grinding or shearing solid-state ingredients – brute force, in other words, rather than fancy liquid agents. “Your coffee maker grinds things,” and grinding molecules in the lab involves much the same principle, Friščić notes. Using mechanical force also has the significant advantage of avoiding the use of environmentally harmful bulk solvents.

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Forest fragmentation threatens biodiversity

New study shows 70% of world’s remaining forest within a kilometre of forest edge
Fri, 2015-03-20 14:23

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Finding a new test for children with concussions

Fri, 2015-03-20 11:38

Brain activation study helps to diagnose concussions in children and youths

By Anita Kar

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