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Gray jay — not our national bird after all. Yet.

Published: 5Jul2017

“We are not giving up,” McGill University ornithologist David Bird wrote in an email. “We plan to continue beseeching the government to undertake this act in any we can. Right now there is a...

How a few drops of blood led to a breakthrough in immunology

Published: 5Jul2017

Scientists from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) may have cracked the code to understanding the function of special cells called regulatory T Cells. Treg...

Canada 150: Its contributions to the world

Published: 4Jul2017

"McGill University's Vicky Kaspi spends her time probing the mysteries of the universe. Kaspi has won a number of awards for her work, and was the first woman to win the Herzberg Canada Gold Medal...

Painful memories could be erased, new study says

Published: 4Jul2017

"Depending on how you remind the person, you might be able to erase different aspects of the memory," said Wayne Sossin of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University,...

The Neuro to create world’s first ALS Phase 1 clinical trial unit

Published: 3Jul2017

The Tenaquip Foundation donation will allow for faster drug development, better care for ALS patients...

Cancer researchers overestimate reproducibility of preclinical studies

Published: 29Jun2017

Cancer scientists overestimate the extent to which high-profile preclinical studies can be successfully replicated, new research from McGill University suggests.

An emphasis on indigenous law could help shape a future that’s brighter than our past

Published: 28Jun2017

The joint degree will be taught by comparing and contrasting indigenous peoples’ legal traditions with those of common law. The four-year program will include classroom and community-based...

No detectable limit to how long people can live

Published: 28Jun2017

Emma Morano passed away last April. At 117 years old, the Italian woman was the oldest known living human being....

For Millennials, thinking and emotions are equals -- more or less

Published: 27Jun2017

"Given their postmodern worldview, the millennial generation believes that organizations can grow and prosper through greater emotional openness. They also perceive negative emotions as having the...

About, pasta, drama: Canuck actors on the words that bring out their accent

Published: 27Jun2017

According to Charles Boberg, an associate professor of linguistics at McGill University, there are two main differences in Canadian English pronunciation of vowels. "One of them is called 'Canadian...

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