Volume 8, Number 1


Students and professors at McGill are exploring different forms of research and community collaboration, with some unusual results. Read more »


Volume 7, Number 1


Ovarian cancer has mystified oncologists for decades. A new discovery could revolutionize treatment of the disease. Read more »


Volume 6, Number 2


The world of tomorrow probably won’t look like a science-fiction utopia of personal jet-packs and silver jumpsuits. You’ll just have to settle for a future that’s healthier, safer and greener.
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Volume 6, Number 2

The field of bio-engineering replacement body parts has come a long way from the 400-kilogram iron lungs of yore. Still, because artificial cells don’t fare well deep within large tissues, we’re not yet at the point of engineering big-ticket organs. For five McGill research teams, however, the collective thinking is that the path to “going big” starts with going small. Very, very small. Their tiny creations stand to make a huge difference in many people’s lives.
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Volume 6, Number 2


We can’t keep eating like this. The United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization estimates that, by 2050, we will have to increase food production by 70 per cent in order to nourish the world’s population. Geography professor Navin Ramankutty and his team of international colleagues have a five-point plan that they think just might do the trick.
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Volume 6, Number 2

They’ve studied some of the world’s most congested cities. Now researchers in McGill’s Faculty of Engineering are using that experience to make traffic of all kinds move more smoothly through Montreal’s streets.
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Volume 6, Number 2

It’s no secret that eating well plays a big role in health. But the past 15 years has seen a dramatic increase in the research field of nutraceuticals, which looks at exactly what it is about certain foods that makes them able to stave off, or even reverse, disease. Here are four wonder foods that McGill nutraceutical researchers are currently exploring.
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Volume 6, Number 2

Converting waste matter into biofuel is one thing. Building machines that can efficiently use these new fuels is quite another. Researchers in McGill’s Alternative Fuels Lab are working on getting the next generation of engines off the ground.

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Volume 6, Number 1


Canada’s baby boomers are edging into their retirement years, marking a great demographic shift. Add to that the fact that we’re living longer than ever (the number of centenarians is set to triple, to more than 14,000 people, by 2031) and Canadians are having fewer babies, and it’s clear that Canada’s aging population is growing — and it’s a growing concern.
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Volume 5, Number 2


“An integral part of the Canadian argument should involve engagement with the North,” says Martin Grant, dean of the Faculty of Science. Here, some of McGill’s polar researchers, from across several faculties, weigh in on this most Canadian — and increasingly topical — subject.