Research

Ice sheets on the move: how north and south poles connect

Published: 25Nov2020

Over the past 40,000 years, ice sheets thousands of kilometres apart have influenced one another through sea level changes, according to research published today in Nature. New modelling of ice...

Vertebrate biodiversity- a glimmer of hope

Published: 18Nov2020

Vertebrate populations - from birds and fish to antelope - are not, in general, declining. Despite what has previously been thought and said.

What do breast cancer cells feel inside the tumour?

Published: 27Oct2020

Using a new technique, a team of McGill University researchers has found tiny and previously undetectable ‘hot spots’ of extremely high stiffness inside aggressive and invasive breast cancer...

Discovery of a new key player in long-term memory

Published: 7Oct2020

A McGill-led multi-institutional research team has discovered that during memory consolidation, there are at least two distinct processes taking place in two different brain networks – the...

Social isolation causing psychological distress among university students

Published: 25Sep2020

Surprisingly, university students without pre-existing mental health concerns seem to be suffering greater psychological distress during the pandemic than their peers with pre-existing mental...

McGill and Trafalgar School forge new partnership to transform education

Published: 23Sep2020

McGill University’s Faculty of Education and Trafalgar School for Girls are partnering to establish a transformative partnership - the CoLab. A first of its kind in Canada, the CoLab will integrate...

McGill University researchers working to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 on high-touch metallic surfaces

Published: 17Sep2020

McGill University professor Stephen Yue and Dr. Chen Liang, a researcher at the McGill AIDS Centre and Lady Davis Institute, received an NSERC Alliance COVID-19 grant to produce a cost-effective,...

Origin of a complex life form revealed

Published: 2Sep2020

Researchers from McGill University have revealed the steps by which two very distinct organisms – bacteria and carpenter ants – have come to depend on one another for survival to become a single...

Keeping the beat – it’s all in your brain

Published: 1Sep2020

How do people coordinate their actions with the sounds they hear? This basic ability, which allows people to cross the street safely while hearing oncoming traffic, dance to new music or perform...

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