Keeping the beat – it’s all in your brain

Published: 1 September 2020

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...

Origin of a complex life form revealed

Published: 2 September 2020

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...

Royal Society of Canada medal and award winners

Published: 15 September 2020

Four McGill researchers are among the sixteen eminent Canadian scientists, scholars and researchers that have been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada...

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

Published: 5 August 2020

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...

A more sustainable way to make DNA-based medications

Published: 24 August 2020

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.

McGill researchers awarded $2.5M for COVID-19 infrastructure

Published: 6 November 2020

Five projects led by McGill University researchers are included among the 79 receiving a total of $28 million in research infrastructure support through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)...

Vertebrate biodiversity- a glimmer of hope

Published: 18 November 2020

Vertebrate populations - from birds and fish to antelope - are not, in general, declining. Despite what has previously been thought and said.

Ice sheets on the move: how north and south poles connect

Published: 25 November 2020

Over the past 40,000 years, ice sheets thousands of kilometres apart have influenced one another through sea level changes, according to research published today in Nature. New modelling of ice...

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