New diagnostic platform uses nanotechnology and machine learning to identify infectious diseases quickly

Published: 9 June 2023

Infectious diseases and respiratory infections in particular are a leading cause of global mortality. As such, there is an urgent need for rapid, large-scale diagnostic tools that can detect these...

Imitating nature to build a more sustainable world

26 Nov 2018

What could be greener than solar panels? They generate renewable energy, a key to fighting climate change. Yet the components that go into them often include toxic or non-sustainable materials....

Nano-sized traps show promise in diagnosing pathogenic bacterial infections

Published: 30 July 2018

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...

DNA ‘cages’ may aid drug delivery

Published: 3 September 2013

Nanoscale “cages” made from strands of DNA can encapsulate small-molecule drugs and release them in response to a specific stimulus, McGill University researchers report in a new study. ...

Could black phosphorus be the next silicon?

Published: 7 July 2015

As scientists continue to hunt for a material that will make it possible to pack more transistors on a chip, new research from McGill University and Université de Montréal adds to evidence that...


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