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Quantum Physics on Tap


Only recently has nanotechnology made it possible to reach the scale required to test the theoretical model known as the Tomonaga-Luttinger theory. Now, a team of researchers has succeeded in conducting experiments with the smallest channel yet.
14-May-2015 2:00 PM EDT

Baby Talk: Babies Prefer Listening to Their Own Kind


A McGill University/UQAM research team has discovered that 6-month-old infants appear to be much more interested in listening to other babies than they are in listening to adults. The researchers believe that an attraction to infant speech sounds...
12-May-2015 8:30 AM EDT

A Better Way to Build DNA Scaffolds

A new technique to create long strands of DNA could make it more economical to assemble DNA nanostructures for applications such as smart drug-delivery systems, according to a research team led by McGill University chemistry professor Hanadi...
6-May-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Finding the Body Clock’s Molecular Reset Button

An international team of scientists has discovered what amounts to a molecular reset button for our internal body clock. Their findings reveal a potential target to treat a range of disorders, from sleep disturbances to other behavioral, cognitive,...
27-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Flameproof Falcons and Hawks

A Cooper’s hawk, found in Greater Vancouver, is the most polluted wild bird that has been found anywhere in the world. The levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the contaminated Cooper's hawk were 196 parts per million, significantly...
22-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Arctic Beetles May Be Ideal Marker of Climate Change


Researchers need to find ways to measure how the changes in climate are affecting biodiversity. One of the best places to look may be down at our feet, at beetles. That`s because, as a McGill research team discovered after doing the first...
20-Apr-2015 6:05 PM EDT

Could Maple Syrup Help Cut Use of Antibiotics?

A concentrated extract of maple syrup makes disease-causing bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics, according to laboratory experiments by researchers at McGill University. The findings suggest that combining maple syrup extract with common...
16-Apr-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Domestic Violence Deters Contraception


A major study published in PLOS One showed that women who are abused by their partner or ex-partner are much less likely to use contraception; this exposes them to sexually transmitted diseases and leads to more frequent unintended pregnancies and...
31-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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