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Free cloud storage for students via Microsoft OneDrive

Did you know... McGill students have access to 1 TB FREE personal file space on OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud file storage component of the Office 365 package.

Published: 10 Sep 2020

Origin of a complex life form revealed

Researchers from McGill University have revealed the steps by which two very distinct organisms – bacteria and carpenter ants – have come to depend on one another for survival to become a single complex life form. The study, published today in Nature, shows that the two species have collaborated to radically alter the development of the ant embryo to allow this integration to happen.

Published: 2 Sep 2020

Keeping the beat – it’s all in your brain

How do people coordinate their actions with the sounds they hear? This basic ability, which allows people to cross the street safely while hearing oncoming traffic, dance to new music or perform team events such as rowing, has puzzled cognitive neuroscientists for years. A new study led by researchers at McGill University is shining a light on how auditory perception and motor processes work together.

Published: 1 Sep 2020

What to expect when you’re learning remotely: Tips for incoming undergraduate students

Starting an undergraduate program is a big transition, accompanied by many uncertainties. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has added to the number of unknowns facing incoming students, through the switch from on-campus to online courses.

Recently, the Office of Science Education (OSE) and Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) hosted two panels to support U0 and U1 students admitted to the Faculties of Science and Engineering, as they prepare for their first year at McGill.

Published: 1 Sep 2020

A more sustainable way to make DNA-based medications

Scientists at McGill University have developed a solvent-free method for making oligonucleotides, short strands of DNA of growing significance in research and the pharmaceutical industry.

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Published: 24 Aug 2020

May the force be with you: detecting ultrafast light by its force

A McGill research team has developed a new technique to detect nano-sized imperfections in materials. They believe this discovery will lead to improvements in the optical detectors used in a wide range of technologies, from cell phones to cameras and fiber optics, as well as in solar cells.

Published: 5 Aug 2020

Identifying pathophysiological cellular changes in ataxia

New work from the Alanna Watt lab identifying pathophysiological cellular changes that may contribute to ataxia of the Charlevoix-Saguenay region, or ARSACS. This work arises from a very fruitful collaboration between labs at McGill including the Brais lab (Neurology and Neurosurgery) and the McKinney lab (Pharmacology and Therapeutics).

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Published: 26 Sep 2018

Parasites: A boon or bane to the host population?

New work from the Gregor Fussmann Lab in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: One of the basic tenets of ecological theory is that connectivity among small populations over a larger landscape (metapopulations) promote species persistence.

Published: 26 Sep 2018

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