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Global Warming ‘Pause’ Since 1998 Reflects Natural Fluctuation

Statistical analysis of average global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 shows that the slowdown in global warming during this period is consistent with natural variations in temperature, according to research by McGill University physics professor...
21-Jul-2014 3:15 PM EDT

Radio-Burst Discovery Deepens Astrophysics Mystery


The discovery of a split-second burst of radio waves by scientists using the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico provides important new evidence of mysterious pulses that appear to come from deep in outer space.
10-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

A Breakthrough for Organic Reactions in Water

Green-chemistry researchers at McGill University have discovered a way to use water as a solvent in one of the reactions most widely used to synthesize chemical products and pharmaceuticals.
25-Jun-2014 11:30 AM EDT

Death by Prescription Painkiller

The number of deaths involving commonly prescribed painkillers is higher than the number of deaths by overdose from heroin and cocaine combined, according to researchers at McGill University. In a first-of-its-kind review of existing research, the...
17-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT

New Permafrost Is Forming Around Shrinking Arctic Lakes, but Will It Last?


Researchers from McGill and the U.S. Geological Survey, more used to measuring thawing permafrost than its expansion, have made a surprising discovery. There is new permafrost forming around Twelvemile Lake in the interior of Alaska. But they have...
10-Jun-2014 12:00 PM EDT

A Tiny Molecule May Help Battle Depression


Levels of a small molecule found only in humans and in other primates are lower in the brains of depressed individuals, according to researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Institute. This discovery may hold a key to improving treatment...
6-Jun-2014 1:00 PM EDT

What a 66-Million-Year Old Forest Fire Reveals About the Last Days of the Dinosaurs


As far back as the time of the dinosaurs, 66 million years ago, forests recovered from fires in the same manner they do today, according to a team of researchers from McGill University and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum.
5-Jun-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Melatonin Makes Old Bones Stronger

Faleh Tamimi, a professor in McGill’s School of Dentistry, is the leader of a research team that has just discovered that melatonin supplements make bones stronger in elderly rats and therefore, potentially, in elderly humans too.
26-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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McGill Experts: 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

29-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS): McGill Expert

13-May-2014 11:40 AM EDT

McGill Experts: April 22, Earth Day

17-Apr-2014 10:00 AM EDT

McGill Experts: Autism Awareness Month

27-Mar-2014 11:00 AM EDT

McGill Experts: International Women’s Day

21-Feb-2014 12:00 PM EST

McGill Experts: Sochi 2014

23-Jan-2014 12:00 PM EST

McGill Expert Alert: McGill University Co-Hosts World Cancer Congress

The following list includes some of the McGill University experts who will be attending or presenting at the World Cancer Congress (WCC), the largest gathering of international leaders in the field of cancer, taking place in Montreal from August 27...
23-Aug-2012 12:00 PM EDT

Expert Available on the Three Strong Earthquakes That Struck Chile in Quick Succession

Three strong earthquakes rocked Chile this morning, just as the country was swearing in a new president. Expert Andrew Hynes of McGill University is available for interviews.
11-Mar-2010 1:25 PM EST

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