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Carbon reserves in Central American soils still affected by ancient Mayan deforestation

Published: 20Aug2018

Deforestation is suspected to have contributed to the mysterious collapse of Mayan civilization more than 1,000 years ago. A new study shows that the forest-clearing also decimated carbon...

Habit change is key to success for weight loss

Published: 27Sep2018

Can experts in behaviour change help boost weight loss for overweight people? McGill University researchers think so: they report significant results -- up to 10% of body-mass loss with this approach.

New study uncovers vast variation and significant deficits in tuberculosis care in urban India

Published: 25Sep2018

On September 26, Heads of State will gather in New York at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly’s first-ever high-level meeting on tuberculosis (TB) to accelerate efforts to end TB and reach...

New means to fight ‘un-killable’ bacteria in healthcare settings

Published: 13Sep2018

Scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) have identified new means of fighting drug-tolerant bacteria, a growing global threat as menacing as drug...

Complete make-over in fight of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Published: 7Sep2018

Several new medicines have been found to be more effective than traditional ones used to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), according to a new international collaborative study led by...

New genetics findings unravel key components of fracture risk in osteoporosis

Published: 30Aug2018

The largest study ever to investigate the genetics of osteoporosis and fracture risk determined that only two examined factors – bone mineral density (BMD) and muscle strength – play a potentially...

Mixed-metal catalysts split up water

Published: 28Sep2018

An inexpensive new catalyst for water splitting could support the development of a future hydrogen economy by enabling hydrogen to be produced readily and inexpensively, according to researchers...

Podcast: An interview with Prof. Merve Emre, author of The Personality Brokers

Published: 27Sep2018

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is the most popular personality test in the world. It’s used regularly by Fortune 500 companies and lots of other organizations. Its language of personality types...

CTV NEWS | 'Jackhammer' wire helps crack open blocked coronary arteries: researchers

Published: 27Sep2018

Doctors at the McGill University Health Centre are testing the SoundBite Active Wire in a small group of patients who have "chronic total occlusion" of one of their coronary arteries, which...

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