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Study advances understanding of volcanic eruptions

Scale of eruptions appears to hinge on first 10 seconds of bubble growth in magma
Tue, 2012-10-16 11:45

Volcanic eruptions vary from common, small eruptions that have little impact on humans and the environment to rare, large-to-gigantic eruptions so massive they can threaten civilizations. 

 

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Six new Canada Research Chairs for McGill

Over $15 million from the Canada Research Chair program for research by 15 CRCs at McGill.
Fri, 2012-10-12 13:47

McGill is proud to announce that six new Canada Research Chairs have been awarded and nine chairs have been renewed, bringing a total of over $15 million to the university for research in fields ranging from social inequalities in child health to experimental optomechanics over the next five to seven years.

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McGill researchers link mutation to psychiatric disease

Deletion of brain-derived neurotrophic factor leads to major depression, anxiety, and obesity.
Wed, 2012-10-10 12:52

McGill researchers have identified a small region in the genome that conclusively plays a role in the development of psychiatric disease and obesity. The key lies in the genomic deletion of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF, a nervous system growth factor that plays a critical role in brain development.

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Quebec government recognizes neuroscience partnership

McGill-Oxford neuroscience collaboration wins the McCarthy Tétrault Award of Excellence for Partnership from the Quebec Government Office in London.
Thu, 2012-10-04 14:44

A cutting-edge neuroscience collaboration between McGill University – through its Brain@McGill network – and the University of Oxford received the McCarthy Tetrault Award of Excellence for Partnership from the Quebec Government Office in London.

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I want to ride my bicycle… and breathe cleaner air

Minimizing cyclists’ exposure to traffic-related air pollution in Canadian urban areas
Tue, 2012-09-25 09:28

It starts with a simple piece of clear rubber tubing connected to a small and nondescript – though expensive – oblong brown box, both attached to a bicycle frame.

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