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Origins of photosynthesis in plants dated to 1.25 billion years ago

Published: 20Dec2017

The world’s oldest algae fossils are a billion years old, according to a new analysis by earth scientists at McGill University. Based on this finding, the researchers also estimate that the basis...

A non-invasive method to detect Alzheimer’s disease

Published: 19Dec2017

New research has drawn a link between changes in the brain’s anatomy and biomarkers that are known to appear at the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), findings that could one day provide...

Sensing a moment, Canadian scientists swing for the fences

Published: 19Dec2017

Minister of Finance Bill Morneau, Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan and McGill University’s Martha Crago attend a prebudget discussion with scientists and researchers at the Royal Ontario Museum in...

Using DNA strands to design new polymer materials

Published: 19Dec2017

McGill University researchers have chemically imprinted polymer particles with DNA strands – a technique that could lead to new materials for applications ranging from biomedicine to the promising...

A non-invasive method to detect Alzheimer’s disease

Published: 19Dec2017

Volume in brain region linked to physiological changes characteristic of AD...

American cities with large Hispanic populations are less likely to police the police

Published: 14Dec2017

How individual police forces treat those that they suspect of being illegal immigrants varies greatly from one city to the next in the U.S. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, the police department has a...

Does Chagas disease present a health risk to Canadians?

Published: 14Dec2017

Believe it or not, a tropical blood parasite native to Latin America could be harmful to Canadians. Infectious diseases like malaria or Zika may have dominated recent headlines but Chagas – the ...

McGill commits to carbon neutrality by 2040

Published: 28Nov2017

McGill University is committing to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040, under its new Climate & Sustainability Action Plan (2017-2020), released today.

Montreal's booming tech industry juggles ethics with innovation

Published: 18Dec2017

As a consequence, researchers such as Abhishek Gupta are trying to help Montreal lead the world in ensuring AI is developed responsibly. "The spotlight of the world is on (Montreal)," said Gupta,...

Better data for governments

Published: 15Nov2017

Today, the Center for Government Excellence (GovEx), part of Johns Hopkins University, and GeoThink, a part of McGill University, launched a new open data standards directory that will identify...

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