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Lost in translation: To the untrained zebra finch ear, jazzy courtship songs fall flat

Published: 10Jul2017

Zebra finches brought up without their fathers don’t react to the singing of potential suitors in the same way that female birds usually do, hinting that the environment in which the birds are...

Crafting better beer

Published: 6Jul2017

Canada’s extensive malting and brewing industry could get a further boost from new insight into the science of malting.

Differences in U.S. infant mortality rates among black and white babies

Published: 5Jul2017

A new research letter published by JAMA Pediatrics examined trends in overall and cause-specific infant mortality rates between non-Hispanic black and white infants because infant mortality is an...

How a few drops of blood led to a breakthrough in immunology

Published: 5Jul2017

Scientists from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) may have cracked the code to understanding the function of special cells called regulatory T Cells. Treg...

Cancer researchers overestimate reproducibility of preclinical studies

Published: 29Jun2017

Cancer scientists overestimate the extent to which high-profile preclinical studies can be successfully replicated, new research from McGill University suggests.

No detectable limit to how long people can live

Published: 28Jun2017

Emma Morano passed away last April. At 117 years old, the Italian woman was the oldest known living human being....

Erasure of negative memories one step closer to reality

Published: 27Jun2017

Scientists have known for some time that a memory is stored in the brain through changes in the strength of particular synapses, the structures that pass signals between neurons. However, how the...

Biofilms—the eradication has begun

Published: 26Jun2017

Canadian scientists take a step forward in the fight against microbial armour‎. Read more here.

$3 million for research to help farmers cut greenhouse gas emissions

Published: 13Jun2017

Two McGill University research projects aimed at helping farmers mitigate greenhouse gas emissions will receive nearly $3 million in funding from the Government of Canada, federal officials...

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