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New Insight Into How Autism Might Develop in Human Brain

Published: 26Jun2018

In a study published in Stem Cell Reports, a McGill University team of scientists led by Dr. Carl Ernst, researcher at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre, revealed a molecular mechanism that may...

15-minutes of exercise creates optimal brain state for mastering new motor skills

Published: 9Jul2018

If you want to learn to walk a tightrope, it’s a good idea to go for a short run after each practice session. That’s because a recent study in NeuroImage demonstrates that exercise performed...

Towards a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease

Published: 3Jul2018

A new study, published today in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, moves researchers closer to understanding one of the crucial proteins involved in Parkinson’s disease.

Billion-year-old lake deposit yields clues to Earth’s ancient biosphere

Published: 18Jul2018

A sample of ancient oxygen, teased out of a 1.4 billion-year-old evaporative lake deposit in Ontario, provides fresh evidence of what the Earth’s atmosphere and biosphere were like during the...

Rewriting our understanding of gastric tumours

Published: 26Jul2018

The immune system can be an important ally in the fight against cancer. A study from McGill scientists published today in Science suggests that the reverse may also be true – that abnormal...

Bystanders in cyberbullying

Published: 25Jul2018

Your child is in elementary school and is begging you to buy them a cell phone, an iPod and iPad.  Anything, as long as they can communicate with their friends, either by texting or through social...

Nano-sized traps show promise in diagnosing pathogenic bacterial infections

Published: 30Jul2018

A new type of “lab on a chip” developed by McGill University scientists has the potential to become a clinical tool capable of detecting very small quantities of disease-causing bacteria in just...

Chirality switching in biomineral structures

Published: 1Aug2018

Researchers at McGill University have discovered a mechanism by which helical biomineral structures can be synthesized to spiral clockwise or counterclockwise using only either the left-handed or...

Latent TB Treatment: Shorter is Better

Published: 2Aug2018

Treatment of latent tuberculosis is set to transform after a pair of studies from the Research-Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) revealed that a shorter treatment was safer...

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