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Researchers find new role for cannabinoids in vision

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Chemicals found to improve low-light vision of tadpoles by sensitizing retinal cells

A multidisciplinary team including researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute has improved our understanding of how cannabinoids, the active agent in marijuana, affect vision in vertebrates.

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Published: 25 Aug 2016

Simulated patient study sheds new light on antibiotic use in India

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As a result of the overuse or misuse of antibiotics, antimicrobial resistant superbugs represent an extraordinary threat to global health. This threat is particularly great in India, the world’s largest consumer of antibiotics and the country facing the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world.

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Published: 25 Aug 2016

Students at McGill receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

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Universities announce their 2016 Schulich Leader Scholarship winners

Ontario high school student Abtin Ameri and Mana Moshkforoush of British Columbia have been named McGill University’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships.

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Published: 24 Aug 2016

McGill duo named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

By  James Martin

McGill professors Corinne Maurice and Kieran O’Donnell have been appointed to the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program, a new initiative that helps outstanding early-career researchers develop the leadership and communication skills, and network connections, they’ll need to solve some of our most pressing problems

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Published: 18 Aug 2016

Gaming camera could aid MS treatment

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3D depth-sensing camera shown to measure walking difficulties

A commonly used device found in living rooms around the world could be a cheap and effective means of evaluating the walking difficulties of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.

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Published: 15 Aug 2016

Don’t scan so close to me

What does the 1960s Beatles hit “Girl” have in common with Astor Piazzolla’s evocative tango composition “Libertango”?

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Published: 15 Aug 2016

Hot ‘new’ material found to exist in nature

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Rare minerals from Siberia found to have same structure as some man-made metal-organic frameworks

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Published: 8 Aug 2016

DJI and McGill Go Live with Fish + Forest Project

DJI is proud to present, together with Canada's McGill University and Brazil's Federal University of Pará - Altamira Campus, the Fish + Forest Project. Tune in to watch a special livestream from the Amazonian Xingu River in northern Brazil, a home to up to 600 unique species of fish, many found nowhere else, narrated by experts in the river's flora and fauna.You will also have the opportunity to ask questions live on Twitter.

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Published: 5 Aug 2016

Dot-drawing with drones

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Flying robots could someday help artists create outdoor murals

You may have heard of plans to use drones for delivering packages, monitoring wildlife, or tracking storms. But painting murals?

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Published: 4 Aug 2016

En route for Rio!

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Three athletes are among a 23-member entourage of McGill University students and graduates headed to Rio de Janeiro to serve in an official capacity at the Summer Olympic Games, Aug. 5-21. 

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Published: 3 Aug 2016

Search and rescue in the Arctic

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Minimum daily temperature -3 C increases need of search and rescues in Nunavut, affecting culturally valued hunting activities of Inuit

Search and rescue operations in Nunavut have more than doubled over the past decade. In the communities of the vast northern Canadian territory, it’s commonly felt that climate change is one factor making hunting riskier in the spring and fall. 

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Published: 3 Aug 2016

Depression screening in children and adolescents

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Researchers find tools inaccurate and advise against routine screening in this age group

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Published: 2 Aug 2016

Adverse effects and incretin-based drugs for diabetes

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Extensive population-based studies on a popular group of drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes revealed no association with acute pancreatitis, but increased risk of bile duct and gallbladder disease

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Published: 1 Aug 2016

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