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Chirality switching in biomineral structures

Researchers at McGill University have discovered a mechanism by which helical biomineral structures can be synthesized to spiral clockwise or counterclockwise using only either the left-handed or right-handed version of a single acidic amino acid.

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Published: 1 Aug 2018

Nano-sized traps show promise in diagnosing pathogenic bacterial infections

A new type of “lab on a chip” developed by McGill University scientists has the potential to become a clinical tool capable of detecting very small quantities of disease-causing bacteria in just minutes.

The device designed by Sara Mahshid, Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at McGill, is made of nano-sized “islands,” about one tenth of the thickness of a single human hair, which act as bacterial traps or snares.

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Published: 30 Jul 2018

AACR Announces New Editors-in-Chief of Cancer Prevention Research

PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is pleased to announce the appointments of Raymond N. DuBois, MD, PhD, and Michael N. Pollak, MD, as editors-in-chief of Cancer Prevention Research, one of eight highly esteemed journals published by the AACR. DuBois and Pollak began their tenures as editors-in-chief July 1, 2018.

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Published: 26 Jul 2018

Rewriting our understanding of gastric tumours

The immune system can be an important ally in the fight against cancer....

Published: 26 Jul 2018

Bystanders in cyberbullying

Your child is in elementary school and is begging you to buy them a cell phone, an iPod and iPad.  Anything, as long as they can communicate with their friends, either by texting or through social media.  As a parent, you’re worried about cyberbullying.  Indeed, up to 30% of children and adolescents admit to cyberbullying others, while 25% of students report being victimized on electronic platforms.  You rationalize that your child has lots of friends and that they will st...

Published: 25 Jul 2018

McIntyre Update

 

Following the fire at the McIntyre Medical Building on Friday, July 13, teams of McGill and external experts have been working around the clock to return the building to normal operations as soon as possible. We are taking occupants’ research, work, studies, and safety extremely seriously.

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Published: 20 Jul 2018

Billion-year-old lake deposit yields clues to Earth’s ancient biosphere

A sample of ancient oxygen, teased out of a 1.4 billion-year-old evaporative lake deposit in Ontario, provides fresh evidence of what the Earth’s atmosphere and biosphere were like during the interval leading up to the emergence of animal life. 

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Published: 18 Jul 2018

McIntyre Medical Building Closed

Following the weekend fire at the McIntyre Medical Building, McIntyre will remain closed until further notice. We are working around the clock to verify the integrity of the structure, replace damaged fire systems, and complete other crucial assessments and remediations. We may be able to re-open some unaffected portions of the building in the coming days....

Published: 15 Jul 2018

Happy Birthday Brenda!

Scientist Brenda Milner, born in 1918, pioneered memory research

Pioneering neuropsychologist Brenda Milner turns 100 today. Milner made groundbreaking discoveries in the field of human memory.  

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Published: 15 Jul 2018

McIntyre fire damage: building closed

(July 14, 2018 - 12:15 pm - updated 9:25 pm) On the evening of July 13, a fire was reported on the outdoor terrace of the McIntyre Medical Building. Authorities arrived quickly and the fire was soon extinguished. No one was injured. We ask that people continue to avoid the area.

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Published: 14 Jul 2018

Unique brain “fingerprint” can predict drug effectiveness

Technique can be used to better categorize patients with neurological disease, according to their therapeutic needs

Personalized medicine – delivering therapies specially tailored to a patient’s unique physiology – has been a goal of researchers and doctors for a long time. New research provides a way of delivering personalized treatments to patients with neurological disease.

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Published: 10 Jul 2018

15-minutes of exercise creates optimal brain state for mastering new motor skills

If you want to learn to walk a tightrope, it’s a good idea to go for a short run after each practice session. That’s because a recent study in NeuroImage demonstrates that exercise performed immediately after practicing a new motor skill improves its long-term retention....

Published: 9 Jul 2018

Towards a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease

A new study, published today in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, moves researchers closer to understanding one of the crucial proteins involved in Parkinson’s disease.

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Published: 3 Jul 2018

Canada to lead ‘coldbox’ technology for Large Hadron Collider upgrade with $10M from Government of Canada

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the most massive and complex science experiment in human history, is a prime example of global achievement through collaboration. Driven by a multinational community of researchers, engineers, and technicians from over 100 countries, the LHC has enabled us to push the boundaries of scientific knowledge....

Published: 27 Jun 2018

New Insight Into How Autism Might Develop in Human Brain

In a study published in Stem Cell Reports, a McGill University team of scientists led by Dr. Carl Ernst, researcher at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre, revealed a molecular mechanism that may play a role in the development of autism.

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Published: 26 Jun 2018

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