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Life Sciences - Health - 10.01.2024
Stuck in traffic: Researchers identify cellular traffic jams in a rare disease
Researchers from McGill University, led by Professor Alanna Watt of the Department of Biology, have identified previously unknown changes in brain cells affected by a neurological disease. Their , published in eLife, could pave the way to future treatments for the disease. Spinocerebellar ataxia type 6, known as SCA6, is a rare neurological disease that disrupts the function in a part of the brain called the cerebellum, causing difficulties with movement and coordination.

Life Sciences - Environment - 09.01.2024
New dimension of the genome discovered
Distantly related organisms that live in extreme temperatures and pH conditions develop similar DNA It has long been thought that an organism's DNA provides clues only about its ancestry and how the various forms of life on Earth are related - the more similar their DNA, the more closely the species are related.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 09.01.2024
Unlocking the secrets of a 'hot Saturn' and its spotted star
Unlocking the secrets of a ’hot Saturn’ and its spotted star
A team of iREx astronomers has unravelled the enigmatic atmosphere of the exoplanet HAT-P-18 b, shedding light on its intriguing blend of gases, clouds, and even the effects of its star's activity.

Astronomy / Space - Environment - 09.01.2024
Secrets of a Hot Saturn and its Spotted Star Unlocked by McGill, Université de Montréal Astronomers
A team of astronomers including McGill Professor Nicolas Cowan has unravelled the enigmatic atmosphere of the exoplanet HAT-P-18 b, shedding light on its intriguing blend of gases, clouds, and even the effects of its star's activity Exoplanets, planets located beyond our Solar System, captivate both scientists and the public, holding the promise of unveiling diverse planetary systems and potentially habitable worlds.

Life Sciences - 08.01.2024
How does one species become many?
Using data on four species of Darwin's finches on the Galápagos Islands, researchers led by McGill University confirm a long-standing hypothesis that species diversity evolves through adaptation to different resources. Evolutionary biologists have long suspected that the diversification of a single species into multiple descendent species - that is, an "adaptive radiation" - is the result of each species adapting to a different environment.

Health - 08.01.2024
Hospitals dealing with increasingly complex patients, data reveals
Hospitals dealing with increasingly complex patients, data reveals
Hospitalized patients are more complex than they used to be. That's the finding of a newly published UBC study which set out to measure something researchers have been hearing anecdotally from hospital-based health-care workers over the past two decades. As it turns out, they weren't imagining things.