McGill University was established in 1821 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. McGill University has over 34,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree students. The university is rated high for complex research and noted for extensive network of research affiliations with about 75 research centers. McGill University is credited with numerous medical discoveries at the medical school and graduate research labs. Eight Nobel Laureates have been affiliated with McGill University.
DNA 'tricked' to act as nano-building blocks
(PhysOrg.com) -- McGill researchers have succeeded in finding a new way to manufacture nanotubes, one of the important building blocks of the nanotechnology of the future. Their building material? Biological DNA.
Old gastrointestinal drug slows aging
Recent animal studies have shown that clioquinol - an 80-year old drug once used to treat diarrhea and other gastrointestinal disorders - can reverse the progression of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases. ...
When it comes to intelligence, size matters
A collaborative study led by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), McGill University has demonstrated a positive link between cognitive ability and cortical thickness in the brains of healthy 6 to 18 year ...
What happens when we sleep
Lack of sleep is a common complaint but for many, falling asleep involuntarily during the day poses a very real and dangerous problem. A new study from the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) at McGill University demonstrates ...
The grass is always greener
(PhysOrg.com) -- Recent study of grasslands shows that species variety more important to ecosystem services than previously thought.
Bacterium from Canadian High Arctic and life on Mars
(Phys.org) —The temperature in the permafrost on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian high Arctic is nearly as cold as that of the surface of Mars. So the recent discovery by a McGill University led team of scientists of a ...
A toothy grin only a palaeontologist could love
(PhysOrg.com) -- McGill and University of Sao Paulo researchers identify new species of 70-million-year-old crocodile - with really big teeth and dog-shaped head.
World's groundwater increasingly at risk
The groundwater footprint. If you haven't heard that term yet, read on, because it soon could become as familiar as "carbon footprint."
Evolution to the rescue: Researchers offer hope that species may adapt quickly to rapid environmental change
Evolution is usually thought to be a very slow process, something that happens over many generations, thanks to adaptive mutations. But environmental change due to things like climate change, habitat destruction, pollution, ...
Could life survive on Mars? Yes, microbiologist says
Researchers at McGill's department of natural resources, the National Research Council of Canada, the University of Toronto and the SETI Institute have discovered that methane-eating bacteria survive in a highly unique spring ...