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GlycoNet: U of M based GlycoNet investigators identify novel anti-cancer agents

February 28, 2017 — 
Drs. Frank Schweizer and Gilbert Arthur, together with a team of University of Manitoba (U of M) researchers, have identified a unique way to potentially treat and cure cancer, using carbohydrate-based antitumor agents.

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Map of Nopiming Provincial Park mine tailings. Right: Sites of bacteria sampling. From top left, site 1, site 2, site 3, site 4. (Image credit: Dr. Vladimir Yurkov)

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Canadian Science Publishing: New Metalloid Oxide Reducing Bacteria Found in Manitoba’s Nopiming Gold Mine Tailings

February 14, 2017 — 
A new study published in the Canadian Journal of Microbiology has identified new toxic metalloid-reducing bacteria in highly polluted abandoned gold mine tailings in Manitoba’s Nopiming Provincial Park.

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Photo credit: Kira Koop

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Honoured Faculty of Science Alumni Awards Celebration

February 2, 2017 — 
On Thursday, January 26th, the Faculty of Science celebrated seven outstanding alumni at the second annual Alumni Awards event.

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Meet Dr. Leslie Tari, recipient of the Faculty of Science Alumni Award 2017

January 19, 2017 — 
Dr. Leslie Tari was working comfortably as an Assistant Professor in the University of Calgary’s Department of Biological Sciences 15 years ago when he got the call that would change the trajectory of his career.

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Tina Greenfield is among the archaeologists racing to excavate and document relics and rarities at sites that could be the next target of militant group ISIS. // PHOTO BY KATIE CHALMERS-BROOKS

Some of our favourite stories of 2016

December 21, 2016 — 
Through the course of the year over 1,500 stories were shared with the U of M community and these are some of our favourites

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2016 Undergraduate Research Poster Competition winners

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Three Faculty of Science Students take home prizes from Undergraduate Research Poster Competition

November 2, 2016 — 
Congratulations the three students from the Faculty who took home prizes in this year's competition

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Wpg Free Press: Global crisis, U of M breakthrough

October 17, 2016 — 
Research team's 'out-of-the-box' thinking delivers promising ammunition in war with antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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a cartoon drug stands next to a destoryed bacterium

ACSH: Hybrid Antibiotic Created With Molecular ‘Rope’ Kills Resistant Bacteria

October 5, 2016 — 
'Out-of-the-box thinking was displayed yet again by a team of scientists from the University of Manitoba'

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Peter Trokajlo on summit of Mt Blanc

CANDID: Meet Peter Trokajlo

September 28, 2016 — 
He's climbed two mountains but wishes he was less cautious in life. He volunteers at a hospital, has a difficult time deciding what his favourite element is, and researches how plastic can deliver anti-cancer drugs

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(L-R) Chemistry professor Jennifer van Wijngaarden and MP Terry Duguid look over a magnetic resonance chamber in a chemistry lab on Aug. 22, 2016.

$8 million in funding to support research at U of M

August 22, 2016 — 
'The upgrades to our lab space are critical to the optimal function of these 21st century instruments'

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