McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

How bacteria create a piggy bank for the lean times

Published: 14 October 2021

Bacteria can store extra resources for the lean times. It’s a bit like keeping a piggy bank or carrying a backup battery pack. One important reserve is known as cyanophycin granules, which were...

Rules of the road: the navigational ‘strategies’ of bacteria in motion

Published: 11 May 2021

Bacteria that move around live on the edge. All the time. Their success, be it in finding nutrients, fending off predators or multiplying depends on how efficiently they navigate through their...

"Good bacteria" in breast milk changes over time

Published: 23 February 2021

The cocktail of beneficial bacteria passed from mother to infant through breast milk changes significantly over time and could act like a daily booster shot for infant immunity and metabolism.

Specialized cellular compartments discovered in bacteria

Published: 20 July 2020

Researchers at McGill University have discovered bacterial organelles involved in gene expression, suggesting that bacteria may not be as simple as once thought. This finding could offer new...

Bacteriophages may play a role in childhood stunting… and be able to help treat it

Published: 12 February 2020

New research spearheaded by McGill University has discovered that bacteriophages (viruses that infect bacteria) found in the intestinal tracts of children may play a role in childhood stunting, a...

Gare à la transmission de maladies par l’eau

Published: 9 October 2019

Lorsqu’une contamination bactérienne se déclare à proximité d’une ferme, il faut cibler le plus rapidement possible les élevages problématiques puisque certaines souches peuvent parfois infecter l...

Detecting bacteria in space

Published: 22 May 2019

Scientists at the University of Montreal and McGill University have pioneered and tested a new genomic methodology which reveals a complex bacterial ecosystem at work on the International Space...

Nano-sized traps show promise in diagnosing pathogenic bacterial infections

Published: 30 July 2018

A new type of “lab on a chip” developed by McGill University scientists has the potential to become a clinical tool capable of detecting very small quantities of disease-causing bacteria in just...


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