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The digestive system of cows influences human’s vitamin B12 intake

Published: 8Jun2021

Milk is the main source of vitamin B12 consumption for Canadians. A glass of cow’s milk contains about 46% of the daily-recommended dietary intake of vitamin B12 for adults. But what factors...

“Stressed out” corals thriving thanks to mangroves

Published: 18May2021

Tropical coral reefs are the most biodiverse underwater ecosystem, providing a home to more than a quarter of all marine species. No strangers to environmental stressors and the on-going impacts of...

When the bloom is off: why do some plants produce small and unattractive flowers?

Published: 3Feb2021

Picture a flower: what do you see? A bright and showy splash of contrasting colours? Well, not all plants produce flowers that are only like that. Some plant species actually produce two types: ...

Delay of second doses of COVID-19 vaccines has epidemiological benefits, but long-term effects depend on strength of immunity

Published: 9Mar2021

Delaying second doses of COVID-19 vaccines should reduce case numbers in the near term; however, the longer term case burden and the potential for evolution of viral ‘escape’ from immunity will...

New algorithm reveals birdsong features that may be key for courtship

Published: 22Apr2021

Researchers from McGill University and the University of California, San Francisco have developed a new algorithm capable of identifying features of male zebra finch songs that may underlie the...

Feeling confinement in the gut

Published: 23Apr2021

Crew members who took part in the Mars500 experiment showed significant changes in their gut microbiota from their 520 days in confinement, according to a new study by scientists at McGill...

McGill-Concordia-uOttawa research team finds correlation between COVID-19-based discrimination and poor mental health

Published: 12May2021

Visible minorities, health-care workers and young people in Quebec have been at higher risk of experiencing COVID-19-related discrimination and more likely to suffer from poor mental health in the...

Zero-carbon energy from sea water a step closer

Published: 26May2021

Researchers at McGill University have demonstrated a technique that could enable the production of robust, high-performance membranes to harness an abundant source of renewable energy....

Detecting long-term concussion in athletes

Published: 12Jul2017

Lawyers representing both sides in concussion lawsuits against sports leagues may eventually have a new tool at their disposal: a diagnostic signature that uses artificial intelligence to detect...

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