Science and Technology

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,...

COMMENTARY: ‘CRISPR babies’: What does this mean for science and Canada?

Published: 28Jan2019

In the wake of the announcement in China last November of the first ‘CRISPR babies’, Prof. Bartha Knoppers and researcher Erika Kleiderman from McGill’s Centre of Genomics and Policy (CGP) have...

Men and women remember pain differently

Published: 10Jan2019

Scientists increasingly believe that one of the driving forces in chronic pain—the number one health problem in both prevalence and burden—appears to be the memory of earlier pain. Research...

Evolution, illustrated

Published: 1Feb2019

What do you get when you put together several tons of steel plates, hundreds of mice, a few evolutionary and molecular biologists and a tiny Nebraska town near the South Dakota border?...

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