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The importance of ‘edge populations’ to biodiversity

Published: 17Dec2018

More than two-thirds of Canada’s biodiversity is made up of species that occur within the country’s borders only at the very northern edge of their range. Biologists have long debated how much...

Are scientists studying the wrong kind of mice?

Published: 4Dec2018

Mice represent well over half of the non-human subjects of biomedical research, and the vast majority of those mice are inbred. Formed by generation after generation of mating between brothers and...

$5-million gift to McGill’s global food security institute supports efforts to understand and reverse world hunger and malnutrition

Published: 10Oct2018

Every night, some 800 million people – one in nine people on earth – go to bed hungry. And projections suggest that unless creative solutions are found, the world will need to increase food...

Habit change is key to success for weight loss

Published: 27Sep2018

Can experts in behaviour change help boost weight loss for overweight people? McGill University researchers think so: they report significant results -- up to 10% of body-mass loss with this approach.

Quebec funds next steps in RVH project

Published: 22Jun2018

The Government of Quebec is investing $37 million for McGill University to continue its plans to transform the old Royal Victoria Hospital into a global hub for learning, research and innovation in...

$10-million gift strengthens McGill's commitment to brain research, young researchers and faster results for patients

Published: 20Jun2018

A transformative gift of $10 million from the Irving Ludmer Family Foundation in support of the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health will expand the Centre’s internationally...

Bright warning colours on poison dart frogs also act as camouflage

Published: 4Jun2018

Poison dart frogs are well known for their deadly toxins and bright colours, which have made them a classic example of warning coloration....

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