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EOS | A New Massive Open Online Course on Natural Disasters

Published: 1Feb2018

Since 2000, McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, has offered a course with the simple title of “Natural Disasters.” The course, which teaches students the scientific principles underpinning...

NATURE | How warp-speed evolution is transforming ecology

Published: 31Jan2018

Even for the most common processes, such as changes in population size or food chains, ecologists must take evolution into consideration, researchers say. “Everybody realized rapid evolution was...

LA PRESSE | Prévention du suicide: Retrouver le goût à la vie

Published: 31Jan2018

Les tentatives de suicide ne sont pas toutes pareilles. Ce n’est pas un phénomène homogène ou unique. "Les gens font des tentatives dans des contextes différents, avec des intentions différentes,"...

Canadian brain bank network to advance research on Alzheimer’s disease

Published: 23Jan2018

More than 400,000 Canadians aged 65 and over live with diagnosed dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, which accounts for approximately 70 percent of cases. The cause of this degenerative brain...

Expert: Brexit

Published: 31Jan2018

“The government is to release a leaked Brexit analysis that shows the UK economy would be significantly worse off in every modelled scenario, after it decided not to oppose a Labour motion calling...

Epigenetic alteration of a vitamin B12 processing gene shines new light on our understanding of rare diseases

Published: 30Jan2018

Rare hereditary recessive diseases were thought to be expressed in offspring only when both parents carry a mutation in the causal gene, but a new study is changing this paradigm. An international...

McGill research team studies how calcium compounds accumulate in the arteries

Published: 31Jan2018

Team leader Marta Cerruti, using the tools of the Canadian Light Source, has examined the mineralized arteries of genetically modified laboratory mice and found that the pathway in the body that...

Misery does not love company

Published: 31Jan2018

With as many as four in 10 Canadian teachers leaving the field within their first five years, what can be done to keep more of them in the classroom?  

The high cost of short-term rentals in New York City

Published: 30Jan2018

A new report from McGill Urban Planning professor David Wachsmuth and his team provides an analysis of Airbnb activity in New York City and the surrounding region in the last three years (September...

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