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Cole Foundation gives $700,000

Montreal, May 16, 2014 –The Cole Foundation continues its support of promising young scientists conducting research on leukemia and lymphomas in children and young adults with the announcement of fourteen new fellowship grants and one new investigator grant for a total funding value of $700,000. 

Published: 16 May 2014

Students win international competition

An innovative proposal to harvest water in some of the world’s most arid locations has won the international competition Shell Ideas360. A team of Concordia and McGill students beat out more than 600 submissions to emerge as the only North American competitors in the top five presenting to an international panel of judges in Amsterdam.

Published: 15 May 2014

What doesn’t kill you may make you live longer

What is the secret to aging more slowly and living longer? Not antioxidants, apparently.

Published: 8 May 2014

Neutron star magnetic fields: not so turbulent?

Neutron stars, the extraordinarily dense stellar bodies created when massive stars collapse, are known to host the strongest magnetic fields in the universe -- as much as a billion times more powerful than any man-made electromagnet. But some neutron stars are much more strongly magnetized than others, and this disparity has long puzzled astrophysicists.

Published: 6 May 2014

The scent of a man

Scientists’ inability to replicate research findings using mice and rats has contributed to mounting concern over the reliability of such studies.

Published: 28 Apr 2014

Paying closer attention to attention

Ellen’s (not her real name) adoptive parents weren’t surprised when the school counselor suggested that she might have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Published: 24 Apr 2014

Couillard Cabinet:

Published: 23 Apr 2014

Pain curbs sex drive in female mice, but not in males

“Not tonight, dear, I have a headache.” Generally speaking, that line is attributed to the wife in a couple, implying that women’s sexual desire is more affected by pain than men’s.

Published: 22 Apr 2014