science

As climate warms, mice morph

Published: 27Nov2017

New research by McGill University biologists shows that milder winters have led to physical alterations in two species of mice in southern Quebec in the past 50 years – providing a textbook example...

Mindfulness training shows promise for maintaining weight loss

Published: 23Nov2017

Can mindfulness training help overweight people shed pounds and keep them off?? McGill University researchers surveyed the growing body of studies investigating that question, and came away...

Statistical tool reveals climate change impacts on plants

Published: 6Nov2017

Early flowering, early fruiting: Anecdotal evidence of climate change is popping up as quickly as spring crocuses, but is it coincidence or confirmation that plants’ timing is shifting in response...

New mechanism detected in Alzheimer’s disease

Published: 13Oct2017

By Chris Chipello McGill University researchers have discovered a cellular mechanism that may contribute to the breakdown of communication between neurons in Alzheimer’s disease.

New understanding of how muscles work

Published: 23Aug2017

Muscle malfunctions may be as simple as a slight strain after exercise or as serious as heart failure and muscular dystrophy. A new technique developed at McGill now makes it possible to look much...

Fear, fearlessness and animal extinction

Published: 24Jul2017

Too much fear can be dangerous for species’ survival. In fact, fear alone, even in the absence of a live predator, can lead to species’ extinction if the population size is small enough suggests a...

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