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Climate change = a much greater diversity of species + a need to rethink conservation paradigms

Published: 15May2018

A team of researchers believe that Quebec’s protected areas are poised to become biodiversity refuges of continental importance. They used ecological niche modeling to calculate potential changes...

Beyond Killing Tuberculosis

Published: 11May2018

Historically, our view of host defense against infection was that we must eliminate pathogens to eradicate disease. However, this perspective has recently been challenged as scientists have taken a...

How heart tissue combines mechanical strength and electrical reliability

Published: 10May2018

The human heart can be viewed as both a mechanical and an electrical device – one that contracts and pumps billions of times over an average lifespan. How does it manage to achieve this feat...

Dr. Claudio Cuello elected as a Fellow of the British Academy of Medical Sciences

Published: 10May2018

Dr. Claudio Cuello, Professor and inaugural Charles E. Frosst/Merck endowed Chair in Pharmacology at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine is among a group of 48 leading biomedical and health...

Call for abstracts EXTENDED - Submit by May 11 to the International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition

Published: 8May2018

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry invites you to Montreal, Canada, for the International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition on August 12-17, 2018. This 18th edition of the...

Hanadi Sleiman, C.J. Li awarded Killam Research Fellowships

Published: 8May2018

McGill chemistry professors Hanadi Sleiman and Chao-Jun Li are among the six recipients of this year’s Killam Research Fellowships. The two-year fellowships, awarded to exceptional researchers...

The effect of night shifts: gene expression fails to adapt to new sleep patterns

Published: 7May2018

Have you ever considered that working night shifts may, in the long run, have an impact on your health? A team of researchers from the McGill University affiliated Douglas Mental Health University...

A new molecular target identified in depression

Published: 7May2018

The discovery of a new mechanism involved in depression – and a way to target it with a drug as effective as classical antidepressants -- provides new understanding of this illness and could pave...

Serving Your Patient Better! New ESL Self-Assessment Software for Québec Nurses

Published: 4May2018

Tailored for Québec nurses, this learning software aims at making professionals aware about linguistic correctness and good use of communication in health context, as well as encouraging their...

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