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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 significant issues that could affect the science and management of invasive species over the next two decades, according to an international team of ecologists, who published their findings in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution.

Classified as: ecology, invasive species, evolution, pathogens, Arctic, genomic modification, microbial, agricultural practices, Ricciardi
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Published on: 4 May 2017

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 less than 35 years more people will die from antibiotic resistant superbugs than from cancer. It is critical that researchers develop new antibiotics informed by knowledge of how superbugs are resistant to this medication.

Classified as: medicine, McGill, mcgill research, antibiotics, Antibiotic resistance, berguis, mcgill medicine
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Published on: 3 May 2017
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 staff.
 
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Published on: 25 Apr 2017

Who hasn’t lived through the frustrating experience of being without a phone after forgetting to recharge it? This could one day be a thing of the past thanks to technology being developed by Hydro-Québec and McGill University.

Lithium-ion batteries have allowed the rapid proliferation of all kinds of mobile devices such as phones, tablets and computers. These tools however require frequent re-charging because of the limited energy density of their batteries.

Classified as: Battery, self-charging, George Demopoulos, Mining and Materials Engineering, Hydro Québec
Published on: 24 Apr 2017

McGill University is proud to present the degree of doctor honoris causa to a great name on the Quebec cultural scene, Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Classified as: McGill University, schulich school of music, honorary doctorate, society and culture, yannick nézet-séguin
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Published on: 13 Apr 2017

For the third time in its history, the Acfas Annual Congress, the largest multidisciplinary research event in the Francophonie, will be hosted by McGill University.

Classified as: McGill, ACFAS
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Published on: 12 Apr 2017

For most people, the end of a war offers relief, hope, and an end to violence. This may not be the case for children born of wartime rape, however, who often endure continued brutality in the post-war period.

That finding emerges from a new study of children born to mothers who were abducted, held captive, and sexually violated by members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group led by Joseph Kony during the civil war in northern Uganda from 1986 to 2007.

Classified as: children, Myriam Denov, Uganda, peace, war, wartime rape, marginalization
Published on: 11 Apr 2017

Congratulations to Carlos Telleria, on his grant from the U.S. Rivkin Center, a partner of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, internationally recognized for its pioneering research.  The Rivkin funds are designated to support innovative, investigator-initiated projects at the forefront of ovarian cancer research.

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Published on: 10 Apr 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Carolyn Baglole – featured in this week’s McGill Reporter as one of three Canadians receiving a grant from the Boehringer Ingelheim Innovation in Understanding Interstitial Lung Disease (BUILD) program, to support her research on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

To read more about it, see:

http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2017/04/build-grant-breathes-life...

 

 

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Published on: 10 Apr 2017

Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna announced a $50,000 grant from Natural Resources Canada’s Program for Energy Research and Development (PERD) to help TeamMTL participate in the international Solar Decathlon, to be held next year in Dezhou, China.

Classified as: climate change, innovation, urban design, food and sustainability, green housing
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Published on: 6 Apr 2017

Researchers have identified the genetic mutation responsible for one patient's serious health problems, finally solving a medical mystery that has endured for over 30 years. Thanks to this discovery, the researcher developed a therapy that could also help a lot of people who have problems related to the immune system, whether they are genetic or due to a transplant or an illness.

Classified as: genetics, faculty of medicine, health and lifestyle, molecular therapy
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Published on: 6 Apr 2017

With spring finally here and warmer temperatures just around the corner, snow will slowly melt away, releasing us from the clutches of winter. However, that’s not the only thing that the melting snow will release. Researchers from McGill University and École de technologie supérieure in Montreal have found that urban snow accumulates a toxic cocktail from car emissions - pollutants that are in turn unleashed into the environment as the weather warms up.

Classified as: pollution, snow, department of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, Department of Chemistry, Exhaust, Carcinogen, Yevgen Nazarenko, Parisa Ariya, École de technologie supérieure
Published on: 4 Apr 2017
The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Laurent Lessard, and Geoffrey Kelley, MNA for Jacques-Cartier and Minister responsible for Native Affairs, announced today on behalf of the Government of Quebec $3,772,000 in funding over three years for the Farm Management and Technology Program (FMT), a three-year academic and practical college program offered on the Macdonald campus and taught by the staff of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
 
Classified as: Macdonald Campus, agriculture, Farm Management and Technology, laurent lessard, geoff kelley, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation
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Published on: 31 Mar 2017
The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Laurent Lessard, and Geoffrey Kelley, MNA for Jacques-Cartier and Minister responsible for Native Affairs, announced on behalf of the Government of Quebec $5 million for the Consortium de recherche précompétitive en transformation alimentaire at McGill University’s Macdonald campus today. The funds will be awarded in five annual instalments of $1 million
 
Classified as: funding, Macdonald Campus, agriculture, mcgill research, Government of Quebec, agri-food
Published on: 31 Mar 2017

The ability to remember sounds, and manipulate them in our minds, is incredibly important to our daily lives — without it we would not be able to understand a sentence, or do simple arithmetic. New research is shedding light on how sound memory works in the brain, and is even demonstrating a means to improve it.

Classified as: faculty of medicine, memory, External, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro)
Published on: 28 Mar 2017

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