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Delegates from Montréal’s McGill University and Kyoto University, Japan, had much to celebrate this month after the establishment of a ground-breaking joint PhD between the institutions. The program marks the first time McGill has entered into a joint PhD program with another university.
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Les tentatives de suicide ne sont pas toutes pareilles. Ce n’est pas un phénomène homogène ou unique. "Les gens font des tentatives dans des contextes différents, avec des intentions différentes," précise d’entrée de jeu le psychiatre Gustavo Turecki, qui est aussi directeur du Groupe McGill d’études sur le suicide et directeur du Réseau québécois sur le suicide, les troubles de l’humeur et troubles associés....
Even for the most common processes, such as changes in population size or food chains, ecologists must take evolution into consideration, researchers say. “Everybody realized rapid evolution was occurring everywhere,” says evolutionary ecologist Andrew Hendry of McGill University.
A report from critics of Airbnb says the vacation rental website is driving up rental prices and reducing housing availability in New York City. The analysis published Monday comes from researcher [David Wachsmuth] at McGill University in Montreal.
New York Times
Parmi les laits végétaux, le lait de soya est le meilleur sur le plan nutritionnel, a déterminé une équipe de chercheurs de l'Université McGill.
Among plant-based milks, soy milk is the best nutritionally, according to a team of researchers at McGill University. Faced with the ever-growing popularity of these plant-based dairy drinks, and in the face of increasingly diversified offering on grocery-store shelves, the researchers have sorted out the list.
A report from critics of Airbnb says the vacation rental website is driving up rental prices and reducing housing availability in New York City. The analysis published Monday comes from a researcher at McGill University in Montreal and was commissioned by the Hotel Trades Council, a union of hotel workers...
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Researchers from McGill University in Canada used three different devices to detect life in the Canadian High Arctic. One of the devices detects changes in color when nutrient sources were altered by microbes and another gadget assessed microbial colonization, according to Air & Space Magazine....
The Canadian doctor, soldier and poet who wrote 'In Flanders Fields' died on 28 January 1918 after falling ill in France. Author Chris Dickon reflects on Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae's life and legacy.
Mechanochemical method developed by Tomislav Friščić and team makes noble metal compounds without solvents or harsh reagents
I talked this over with McGill University medical ethicist Jonathan Kimmelman, who specializes in the risks of medical experiments and has written a book about them centered on the Jesse Gelsinger case. Of course, he says, money isn’t the only thing that might prevent medical researchers from being perfectly objective -- there’s the desire to be heroes, to beat rivals, and to help patients....
“We’ve previously studied nine other hot Jupiter, giant planets orbiting super close to their star. In every case, they have had winds blowing to the east, as theory would predict,” said Nicolas Cowan, McGill University astronomer, in a press release. “But now, nature has thrown us a curveball.”Newsweek
In unpublished research, McGill bioethicist Jonathan Kimmelman and colleagues asked cancer experts to forecast the probability of more than a dozen clinical trials hitting their primary endpoint. They found that the predictions overall were not very accurate, and if anything were too pessimistic. Stat News
The CRISPR genome-editing method may just have become even more powerful. Uri David Akavia’s team at McGill University in Canada has managed to repair mutations in 90 per cent of target cells using CRISPR – the best success rate yet. New Scientist
Newsweek | “Usually when we see a short gamma-ray burst, the jet emission generated gets bright for a short time as it smashes into the surrounding medium—then fades as the system stops injecting energy into the outflow,” said McGill University astrophysicist Daryl Haggard in a statement. “This one is different; it’s definitely not a simple, plain-Jane narrow jet.”