Uncertainty in measuring biodiversity change could hinder progress towards global targets for nature

Published: 16 February 2024

More than ever before, there is a growing interest in dedicating resources to stop the loss of biodiversity, as recently exemplified by the

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...

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...

Made-to-order diagnostic tests may be on the horizon

Published: 29 November 2023

McGill University researchers have made a breakthrough in diagnostic technology, inventing a ‘lab on a chip’ that can be 3D-printed in just 30 minutes. The chip has the potential to make on-the...

Unlocking the impact of early-life adversity on brain function

Published: 21 November 2023

Do adults with a history of childhood trauma have altered brain responses to psychological challenges? Previous studies indicated that this can occur in laboratory animals, but it has been unclear...

McGill receives three Canada Excellence Research Chairs

Published: 16 November 2023

The results of the 2022 Canada Excellence Research Chairs competition were announced this morning at Simon Fraser University by the Honourable Terry Beech, Minister of Citizens’ Services. The...

Eye-to-eye contact is rare but shapes our social behavior

Published: 8 November 2023

When speaking to one another, much of the communication occurs nonverbally – through body posture, hand gestures, and the eyes. Our eye gaze during conversations therefore reveals a wealth of...

When dads are feeling a bit depressed or anxious, how do kids fare?

Published: 2 November 2023

Many parents experience stress, anxiety, and depressive symptoms throughout their lives, particularly during times of transition, such as pregnancy and children’s entry into school. Studies have...

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