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Forging a healthier future through research: McGill University launches new Institute of Genomic Medicine

Published: 20Oct2022

A landmark donation to support McGill University’s renowned genomics research and education programs from UK-based alumnus and long-time donor Victor Dahdaleh is a catalyst for advancements in...

Advancing climate research thanks to new satellite mission co-led by McGill University

Published: 19Oct2022

Canadian scientists will contribute to assessing and addressing climate change thanks to a new satellite mission that has received more than $200 million from the Canadian federal government. This...

Transparent face masks restore emotional understanding, but not empathy

Published: 18Oct2022

Mask-wearing has become the norm for many since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite their effectiveness in preventing the spread of viruses, opaque masks impair our ability to...

Flatworm-inspired medical adhesives stop blood loss

Published: 13Oct2022

Every year around 2 million people die worldwide from hemorrhaging or blood loss. Uncontrolled hemorrhaging accounts for more than 30% of trauma deaths. To stop the bleeding, doctors often apply...

AI that can learn patterns of human language

Published: 12Oct2022

Human languages are notoriously complex, and linguists have long thought it would be impossible to teach a machine how to analyze speech sounds and word structures in the way humans do. But...

A more sustainable production of industrial chemicals

Published: 3Oct2022

Two renewable resources – cellulose from wood pulp and chitin from the shells of crabs, lobsters and other crustaceans – are known to industrial chemists for their potential for creating highly...

The surprising Swiss-Army-knife-like functions of a powerful enzyme

Published: 30Sep2022

Blue-green algae (AKA cyanobacteria) have a superpower which likely helps them be highly successful as invaders of waterways. They have an extraordinary ability to store energy and nitrogen in...

Predicting the next volcanic eruption

Published: 28Sep2022

Volcanic eruptions can be tricky to predict. Magma stored below volcanoes contains dissolved gases, including carbon dioxide, which escape to the surface and can be sampled at different times ...

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