Research

Gestational diabetes: A diabetes predictor in fathers

Published: 13Aug2015

In a large study analyzing 20 years of data from Quebec, a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has demonstrated that gestational diabetes signals...

Pesticides: more toxic than previously thought?

Published: 6Aug2015

Insecticides that are sprayed in orchards and fields across North America may be more toxic to spiders than scientists previously believed.

The personalities of spiders

Published: 6Aug2015

Even jumping spiders have personalities scientists have discovered. A "shy" individual will not make the same choices as a "bold" individual. This means that some individuals, because of their...

Waiting for pleasure

Published: 4Aug2015

Researchers at McGill have clearly identified, for the first time, the specific parts of the brain involved in decisions that call for delayed gratification.

Our elegant brain: motor learning in the fast lane

Published: 3Aug2015

It takes a surprisingly small cluster of brain cells deep within the cerebellum to learn how to serve a tennis ball, or line up a hockey shot.

McGill gets $91.5 mln in CIHR funding

Published: 28Jul2015

Researchers from McGill University and its hospital-affiliated research institutes have been awarded $91.5 million in grants in the latest round of funding by the Canadian Institutes of Health...

Big Data genomics researchers call for cloud support

Published: 9Jul2015

Today in the journal Nature prominent researchers from Canada, Europe and the U.S. have made a powerful call to major funding agencies, asking them to commit to establishing a global genomic data...

Could black phosphorus be the next silicon?

Published: 7Jul2015

As scientists continue to hunt for a material that will make it possible to pack more transistors on a chip, new research from McGill University and Université de Montréal adds to evidence that...

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