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Bacteria control levels of dangerous pollutant in seabirds

Published: 16Dec2016

Despite ongoing global pollution, researchers have discovered that levels of mercury in seabirds off the coast of B.C. have remained relatively stable over the past 50 years. Surprisingly, mercury...

Gene discovered to cause rare, severe neurological disease

Published: 28Nov2016

Researchers have linked a debilitating neurological disease in children to mutations in a gene that regulates neuronal development through control of protein movement within neuronal cells. 

Major ALS Research Funding Announced

Published: 24Nov2016

By Shawn Hayward, Montreal Neurological Institute...

Researchers identify gene associated with intracranial aneurysm in French-Canadian population

Published: 31Oct2016

Scientists have identified a gene in the French-Canadian population that predisposes them to the development of intracranial aneurysm (IA), a potentially life threatening neurological condition...

It’s what's underneath that counts

Published: 27Oct2016

To the naked eye, ancient rocks may look completely inhospitable, but in reality, they can sustain an entire ecosystem of microbial communities in their fracture waters isolated from sunlight for...

Why some dental implants work and others don’t

Published: 25Oct2016

Each year, about 500,000 North Americans get dental implants. If you are one of them, and are preparing to have an implant, it might be a good idea to start taking beta blockers, medication that...

Science and the media

Published: 11Oct2016

There is widespread worry today about the health effects of just about everything around us -- from the food we eat and water we drink, to the plastics we use and medications we take. A journalist...

Critical information missing in fight to save wildlife

Published: 8Sep2016

With global temperatures continuing to rise at an alarming rate, predictions for the impact of climate change on plants and wildlife must improve to give scientists a clearer picture of which...

Mammals, spiny plants and the savanna story

Published: 7Sep2016

McGill Newsroom The evolution and distribution of spiny plants holds clue to spread of African savanna

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