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HBHL Training Program Highlights for 2017

Published: 20Dec2017

Training of highly qualified researchers, clinicians, and informaticians, is an important component of McGill’s Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) initiative. Over the past year, HBHL’s...

Origins of photosynthesis in plants dated to 1.25 billion years ago

Published: 20Dec2017

The world’s oldest algae fossils are a billion years old, according to a new analysis by earth scientists at McGill University. Based on this finding, the researchers also estimate that the basis...

A non-invasive method to detect Alzheimer’s disease

Published: 19Dec2017

Volume in brain region linked to physiological changes characteristic of AD...

Using DNA strands to design new polymer materials

Published: 19Dec2017

McGill University researchers have chemically imprinted polymer particles with DNA strands – a technique that could lead to new materials for applications ranging from biomedicine to the promising...

A non-invasive method to detect Alzheimer’s disease

Published: 19Dec2017

New research has drawn a link between changes in the brain’s anatomy and biomarkers that are known to appear at the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), findings that could one day provide...

American cities with large Hispanic populations are less likely to police the police

Published: 14Dec2017

How individual police forces treat those that they suspect of being illegal immigrants varies greatly from one city to the next in the U.S. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, the police department has a...

Does Chagas disease present a health risk to Canadians?

Published: 14Dec2017

Believe it or not, a tropical blood parasite native to Latin America could be harmful to Canadians. Infectious diseases like malaria or Zika may have dominated recent headlines but Chagas – the ...

Borrowing a leaf from biology to preserve threatened languages

Published: 13Dec2017

One of the world’s 7,000 languages vanishes every other week, and half – including scores of indigenous North American languages -- might not survive the 21st century, experts say. To preserve as...

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