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Invasive Species in the Great Lakes by 2063

New study shows the vulnerability of the basin to future invaders – and calls for regulations to mitigate this threat
Thu, 2015-01-29 10:12

The Great Lakes have been invaded by more non-native species than any other freshwater ecosystem in the world. In spite of increasing efforts to stem the tide of invasion threats, the lakes remain vulnerable, according to scientists from McGill University and colleagues in Canada and the United States. 

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Contact: Melody Enguix
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Office Phone: 514-398-6751
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Institut nordique du Québec Discussion Forum/ forum de discussion

Tue, 2015-02-17 08:30 - 11:30
Faculty Club : 3450 Rue McTavish (Ballroom), 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5

McGill invites you to a discussion forum/L’Université McGill vous convie à un forum de discussion. 

Researchers and students are invited to learn more and exchange ideas about a new cross-disciplinary hub for research, innovation, and community development related to the north. Featuring speakers from McGill’s Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment, the McGill Arctic Research Station (MARS), and integrated university health networks (RUIS), among others.

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Blame it on your brain: salt and hypertension

Study sheds new light on link between salt intake and blood pressure
Thu, 2015-01-22 11:00

An international research team led by scientists at McGill University has found that excessive salt intake “reprograms” the brain, interfering with a natural safety mechanism that normally prevents the body’s arterial blood pressure from rising.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: McGill University Health Centre
Office Phone: 514-934-1934 ext. 71381
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Current nutrition labeling is hard to digest

Study compares four types of nutrition labels, the least effective being the one currently required in Canada and the US.
Tue, 2015-01-20 10:45

Current government-mandated nutrition labeling is ineffective in improving nutrition, but there is a better system available, according to a study by McGill University researchers published in the December issue of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

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Contact: Melody Enguix
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Office Phone: 514-398-6751
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Contact: Thomas Shultz
Organization: Professor of Psychology and Computer Science at McGill
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Daily quiet time to improve new mothers’ health

Mon, 2015-01-19 10:06

A quiet time scheduled every afternoon could improve the health of newborns and mothers in maternity wards according to researchers at McGill University.

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Contact: Melody Enguix
Organization: McGill Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-6751
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Is it possible to reset our biological clocks?

Fri, 2015-01-16 15:41

Imagine being able to easily get over all of the discomfort and problems of jet lag or night-shift work. Science is not quite there, but recent work by Marc Cuesta, Nicolas Cermakian and Diane B. Boivin from the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University has opened new therapeutic avenues for improving the synchronization of the body's different biological clocks.

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

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-6754
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Systems crucial to stability of planet compromised

New data and assessments suggest that resilience of the planet is now at risk
Thu, 2015-01-15 14:24

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Contact: Elena Bennett
Organization: McGill University
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Mobile Phone: 514 803-3474

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Contact: Raphael Larocque-Cyr
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The secret of empathy

Stress from the presence of strangers prevents empathy, in both mice and humans
Thu, 2015-01-15 11:52

The ability to express empathy -- the capacity to share and feel another’s emotions -- is limited by the stress of being around strangers, according to a new study published today in the journal Current Biology.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754

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Contact: Prof. Jeff Mogil
Organization: McGill University
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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

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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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754

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Contact: Boswell Wing
Organization: McGill University
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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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