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Alan Evans wins prestigious RSC McLaughlin Medal

September 15, 2021

Professor Alan Evans is the 2021 recipient of the prestigious RSC McLaughlin Medal for important research of sustained excellence in medical science.Evans will formally receive his medal at the...

Catherine Potvin awarded prestigious Sir John William Dawson Medal

September 15, 2021

Professor Catherine Potvin is the 2021 recipient of the RSC’s prestigious Sir John William Dawson Medal for her significant interdisciplinary research in conservation biology, social-ecology, policy, and the arts."An...

Helping children with autism and hyperlexia learn to understand what they read

September 11, 2021

It is most common among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) – with approximately 6-20% of children with autism demonstrating hyperlexia.Children with ASD and hyperlexia present with poor reading...

Freshwater ecosystems at risk due to glyphosate use

September 11, 2021

Freshwater bacteria and zooplankton communities react differentlyInterestingly, glyphosate contamination affected freshwater bacteria and zooplankton differently.“We do not know if bacterial communities from less diverse ecosystems would be able to...

A skin crawling treatment for acne?

September 01, 2021

Drawing inspiration from nature, a team of international scientists have invented a smart device for personalized skin care modeled after the male diving beetle.This tool collects and monitors body...

Fighting brain cancer at its root

September 01, 2021

McGill University researchers identify proteins that drive cancer stem cells.Getting to the root of the problemAmong all cancerous cells, some act as stem cells that reproduce themselves and sustain...

Tracking genetically modified animals

August 31, 2021

McGill University researchers have discovered a new way to track genetically modified animals using the artificial transgenes they leave behind in the environment.The discovery provides a powerful new tool...

Global sand and gravel extraction conflicts with half of UN Sustainable Development Goals

August 28, 2021

“The impact that sand and gravel mining have on the environment, conflicts with goals linked to the natural dynamics of ecosystems.Unregulated sand mining has been documented in 70 countries...

Six McGill students receive Canada's largest science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarships

August 27, 2021

“We are proud to celebrate 10 years of Schulich Leader Scholarships, the premiere STEM scholarship program in Canada and the world.They are the next generation of entrepreneurial-minded, technology innovators,”...

Indigenous territories fight climate change

August 18, 2021

We found that Indigenous Territories are as effective as Protected Areas in preserving forest's carbon stocks.For example, Indigenous Territories and Protected Areas in Brazil had around 6% more carbon...