Science and Technology

McGill University’s Centre of Genomics and Policy Receives Funding to Create Ethics and Governance Resources for the Human Cell Atlas Initiative

Published: 11Jun2019

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, and the Klarman Family Foundation today announced $468,860 in collaborative funding to support ethical...

Widespread permafrost degradation seen in high Arctic terrain

Published: 22May2019

Rapid changes in terrain are taking place in Canada’s high Arctic polar deserts due to increases in summer air temperatures.

Detecting bacteria in space

Published: 22May2019

Scientists at the University of Montreal and McGill University have pioneered and tested a new genomic methodology which reveals a complex bacterial ecosystem at work on the International Space...

Children in Quebec are not diagnosed early enough with type 1 diabetes

Published: 14May2019

Elwyn was a healthy 13 month-old toddler when she started drinking water from the bathtub. Over time, she became increasingly thirsty and demanded more and more breast milk. For her parents, this...

NSERC awards $3.7M to McGill-led research projects

Published: 3May2019

On May 3, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) announced the recent recipients of the NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants program. Six McGill-led projects in the Faculty of...

CTV MONTRÉAL | Meet 'Milo', a mind-controlled, McGill-created, automated wheelchair

Published: 29Apr2019

Some students at McGill University are taking the idea of “mind over matter” to a whole new level: they’ve developed a wheelchair that moves using your imagination....

Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole

Published: 10Apr2019

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of a black hole. Today,...

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