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New mothers negatively impacted by COVID-19 pandemic policies

Giving birth can be a joyous, yet stressful experience in the best of times – but what happens when a global public health crisis is thrown into the mix? McGill University and the University of Toronto researchers examined the effects certain pandemic policies have had on the mental health of Canadian women who gave birth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published: 10 Jun 2021

Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network accelerates precision medicine plan with signing of Contribution Agreement with Health Canada

Vancouver, BC -- The Government of Canada and the Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) have jointly signed a Contribution Agreement which opens the door for the Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network to begin operating.

Published: 9 Jun 2021

McGill Engineering youth outreach program awarded NSERC PromoScience grant

Education that changes outcomes for whole communities—that’s the aim of the project, Engineering Engagement in School Curricula: Multi-year Design-thinking Projects for Indigenous and Marginalized Youth, led by Professor and Chair of the Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, Richard Chromik, Faye Siluk, and Robert Pozeg of the Faculty of Engineering’s E-IDEA initiative (Engineering Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity Advancement), which today received funding from the Natural Sciences

Published: 9 Jun 2021

Over 500 new FRBs detected in single year due to CHIME telescope

Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, blaze for a few milliseconds before vanishing without a trace. Their origins are unknown, and their appearance is unpredictable. In the decade following their discovery in 2007, only 140 FRBs had been seen. Now, thanks to the launch of a large stationary telescope in the interior of British Columbia in 2018, the number of new FRBs detected has almost quadrupled – for a total of 535.

Published: 9 Jun 2021

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

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 influences the concentration of B12 in a glass of milk? Turns out, what cows eat and how they digest it can impact human’s B12 intake.

Published: 8 Jun 2021

Vitamin D may not protect against COVID-19, as previously suggested

While previous research early in the pandemic suggested that vitamin D cuts the risk of contracting COVID-19, a new study from McGill University finds there is no genetic evidence that the vitamin works as a protective measure against the coronavirus.

Published: 4 Jun 2021

McGill researcher-led International Task Force unveils first-of-its kind standards for treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder

By David McFadden

Listed by the World Health Organization among the ten leading causes of medical disability worldwide, the severity of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is at a level on par with cancer.  This prevalent disorder is characterized by highly distressing intrusive thoughts and repeated compulsive behaviours such as washing or checking.

Published: 3 Jun 2021

Two cellular pathways involved in TNBC tumour development and a promising targeted combination therapy

A team of researchers at the RI-MUHC found two cellular pathways involved in TNBC tumour development and a promising targeted combination therapy

Source: RI-MUHC

Published: 3 Jun 2021

Early bird or night owl? Study links shift worker sleep to ‘chronotype’

Getting enough sleep can be a real challenge for shift workers affecting their overall health. But what role does being an early bird or night owl play in getting good rest? Researchers from McGill University find a link between chronotype and amount of sleep shift workers can get with their irregular schedules.

Published: 1 Jun 2021

Hidden magma pools pose eruption risks that we can’t yet detect

Scientists’ ability to estimate eruption risks is largely reliant on knowing where pools of magma are stored, deep in the Earth’s crust. But what happens if the magma can’t be spotted?

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Published: 31 May 2021

The secret lives of Canada lynx

Using a Fitbit and a spy mic, scientists have discovered new insight into the behaviour of the elusive Canada lynx. A new study by researchers from McGill University, University of Alberta, and Trent University provides a first look at how miniaturized technology can open the door to remote wildlife monitoring.

Published: 31 May 2021

Zero-carbon energy from sea water a step closer

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.

Blue energy, also known as osmotic energy, capitalizes on the energy naturally released when two solutions of different salinities mix – conditions that occur in countless locations around the world where fresh and salt water meet.

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Published: 26 May 2021

Study of promising photovoltaic material leads to discovery of a new state of matter

Researchers at McGill University have gained new insight into the workings of perovskites, a semiconductor material that shows great promise for making high-efficiency, low-cost solar cells and a range of other optical and electronic devices.

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Published: 26 May 2021

Sharing is caring – or is it? Smartphone boom prompts healthcare questions

McGill researchers to team up with Belgian and UdeM colleagues to explore ethical and legal issues associated with data sharing via mobile apps

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Published: 26 May 2021

McGill launches new research centre for innovation in energy storage and conversion

Electrification of everything will dramatically increase demand for energy storage and conversion, from advanced batteries to green hydrogen and carbon-free fuels, highlighting need for accelerated innovation efforts

Published: 25 May 2021

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