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Meeting a microbe in the morning or in the evening: is it all the same?

Does the time of day matter when our body is infected by a parasite? According to new research from McGill University, it matters a great deal.

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Published: 8 Sep 2017

New Canadian telescope will map largest volume of space ever surveyed

A Canadian effort to build one of the most innovative radio telescopes in the world will open the universe to a new dimension of scientific study. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, today installed the final piece of this new radio telescope, which will act as a time machine allowing scientists to create a three-dimensional map of the universe extending deep into space and time.

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Published: 7 Sep 2017

The “reality” of accent change

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Published: 1 Sep 2017

Students at McGill University receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

Katherine Sirois of Quebec and Iveta Demirova of British Columbia have been named McGill University’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships.

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Published: 31 Aug 2017

Pinpointing the origins of autism

The origins of autism remain mysterious. What areas of the brain are involved, and when do the first signs appear? New findings published in Biological Psychiatry bring us closer to understanding the pathology of autism, and the point at which it begins to take shape in the human brain....
Published: 29 Aug 2017

New understanding of how muscles work

Muscle malfunctions may be as simple as a slight strain after exercise or as serious as heart failure and muscular dystrophy. A new technique developed at McGill now makes it possible to look much more closely at how sarcomeres, the basic building blocks within all skeletal and cardiac muscles, work together. It’s a discovery that should advance research into a wide range of muscle malfunctions.

Talk about finicky work

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Published: 23 Aug 2017

Artificial intelligence predicts dementia before onset of symptoms

Imagine if doctors could determine, many years in advance, who is likely to develop dementia. Such prognostic capabilities would give patients and their families time to plan and manage treatment and care. Thanks to artificial intelligence research conducted at McGill University, this kind of predictive power could soon be available to clinicians everywhere.

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Published: 22 Aug 2017

Searching for the “signature” causes of BRCAness in breast cancer

By Tom Ulrich from the Broad Institute

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Published: 22 Aug 2017

Hypertension during pregnancy may affect women’s long-term cardiovascular health

Women who experience hypertension during pregnancy face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a new study.

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Published: 21 Aug 2017

MUHC study calls for action to help adolescents with diabetes transition to adult care

Adolescence can be a turbulent period of life, with struggles to establish autonomy, identity issues and risk-taking behaviours. For young adults with a chronic illness such as type 1 diabetes, this transition phase also brings about other challenges as they assume an increased responsibility for their overall health....

Published: 17 Aug 2017

CFI invests $4.2 million to boost 23 McGill research projects with cutting-edge labs and equipment

At Laurentian University today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced a total investment of $52 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund for 220 new infrastructure projects nationally....

Published: 15 Aug 2017

Could olfactory loss point to Alzheimer’s disease?

By the time you start losing your memory, it's almost too late. That's because the damage to your brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may already have been going on for as long as twenty years. Which is why there is so much scientific interest in finding ways to detect the presence of the disease early on. Scientists now believe that simple odour identification tests may help track the progression of the disease before symptoms actually appear, particularly among those at risk.

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Published: 15 Aug 2017

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