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Diabetes drug may help symptoms of autism-associated condition

Published: 15May2017

Metformin, the most widely used drug to treat type 2 diabetes, could potentially be used to treat symptoms of Fragile X syndrome, an inherited form of intellectual disability and a cause of some...

McGill University set to become world leader in retail management education thanks to a $25-million gift from the Bensadoun Family Foundation

Published: 12May2017

Retail icon and philanthropist Aldo Bensadoun has stepped forward with a visionary gift to his alma mater, McGill University, aimed at creating new knowledge and developing leaders for the rapidly...

Opinion: Quebec should screen newborns for cystic fibrosis by Dr. Larry Lands in Montreal Gazette

Published: 10May2017

Half of all CF patients in Canada do not live to see the age of 34, and these are the best results in the world. Treatment is complex, requiring a daily routine that includes consuming many pills...

Protecting life’s tangled ecological webs

Published: 9May2017

Ecosystems are a complex web of interactions. These ecological networks are being reorganized by extinctions and colonization events caused by human impacts, such as climate change and habitat...

Faculty of Engineering Dean Nicell elected vice chair of NCDEAS

Published: 9May2017

The National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science | Conseil canadien des doyens d'ingénierie et des sciences appliquées (NCDEAS│CCDISA) met on April 29, 2017 for its biennial meeting...

New theory on how Earth’s crust was created

Published: 5May2017

More than 90% of Earth’s continental crust is made up of silica-rich minerals, such as feldspar and quartz. But where did this silica-enriched material come from? And could it provide a clue in the...

Scientists scan horizon for future invasive species challenges

Published: 4May2017

Shipping and mining in the Arctic. The spread of invasive microbial pathogens around the world. Changing agricultural practices. Use of genomic-modification tools. Those are among the 14 most...

New hope in the fight against superbugs

Published: 3May2017

Antibiotic resistance is a growing global health threat. So much so that a 2014 study commissioned by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom predicted that, if the problem is left unchecked, in...

McGill Honorary Doctorates 2017

Published: 25Apr2017

Each year McGill University is proud to confer honorary degrees to highly talented and engaged individuals who serve as an inspiration for our community of students, professors, researchers and...

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