How does owning a mobile phone impact infant health?

Published: 16 January 2024

Every year an estimated 20 million babies worldwide are born with low birth weight, according to the World Health Organization, leading to a wide range of significant short- and long-term...

Discovery unravels the mystery of a rare bone disease

Published: 16 January 2024

A McGill-led team of researchers have made an important discovery shedding light on the genetic basis of a rare skeletal disorder. The study, published in Nature Communications, reveals that a...

New paper explores four nearby fast radio burst sources

Published: 11 January 2024

Fleeting blasts of energy from space, known as fast radio bursts (FRBs), are a cosmic enigma. A Canadian-led international team of researchers has published new findings suggesting that supernovae...

Stuck in traffic: Researchers identify cellular traffic jams in a rare disease

Published: 10 January 2024

Researchers from McGill University, led by Professor Alanna Watt of the Department of Biology, have identified previously unknown changes in brain cells affected by a neurological disease. Their...

Secrets of a Hot Saturn and its Spotted Star Unlocked by McGill, Université de Montréal Astronomers

Published: 9 January 2024

Exoplanets, planets located beyond our Solar System, captivate both scientists and the public, holding the promise of unveiling diverse planetary systems and potentially habitable worlds. Despite...

How does one species become many?

Published: 8 January 2024

Evolutionary biologists have long suspected that the diversification of a single species into multiple descendent species – that is, an “adaptive radiation” – is the result of each species adapting...

Does Canada’s food guide provide adequate guidance for older adults?

Published: 8 January 2024

The latest Canada’s food guide recommendations are primarily aimed at reducing chronic disease risk, however how well does our national guide for healthy eating serve the nutritional needs of all...

Childhood trauma increases risk of chronic pain in adulthood

Published: 20 December 2023

Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, or neglect, either alone or combined with other types of childhood trauma, increases the risk of chronic pain and related disability in adulthood, according to...

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