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Q&A with Rachel Nickel, U of M’s 3MT champion heading to regionals

April 26, 2017 — 
Rachel Nickel won the Archie McNicol Prize for First Place at U of M’s 2017 3MT competition (and also received the People's Choice Award) and is heading to Saskatoon to compete in the regionals on April 28

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa

New weapon in fight against antibiotic resistance discovered

April 20, 2017 — 
'We have not only defined a new and effective target, we have designed a drug to attack it'

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Peeling the Mitochondrial “Onion”, One Layer At A Time

April 19, 2017 — 
Dr. Jason Treberg, Canada Research Chair, investigates how changes in the environment influence the metabolism of a given organism.

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Mark Belmonte mentored Vanessa Hoi as part of Experience Research, the undergraduate research award offered by the office of the vice-president (research and international). // Photo by Kaitlin Vitt

Marching for Science to effect positive change

April 18, 2017 — 
Biologist Mark Belmonte hopes the March for Science on April 22 will bring attention to the importance of science, data and empirical evidence when it comes to policy making at all levels of government

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Canada Goose

Why you should duck from that goose

April 17, 2017 — 
The nesting of geese on campus is only the first part of the problem.

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The University of Manitoba bursts open for Science Rendezvous

April 5, 2017 — 
Join us on campus on Saturday, May 13, 2017 for a free day of fun and discovery.

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Scientific American: Growth Spurts May Determine a Lamprey’s Sex

March 30, 2017 — 
Understanding sex determination in lampreys will help us understand the evolution of sex determination in vertebrates.”

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New book by alumna Kaitlin Vitt celebrates the connection Manitobans have to their natural world

March 29, 2017 — 
On March 2nd, University of Manitoba alumna Kaitlin Vitt released her first book entitled Planted: Stories From Manitoba’s Natural World. The 80 page piece of creative non-fiction is a exploration of the people, plants, and fungi that make our province diverse and rich.

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Computer science students win big with innovative new app for dementia

March 29, 2017 — 
On March 4th and 5th, two intrepid computer science students from the University of Manitoba made it big at DementiaHack, a hackathon to develop relevant, practical, and innovative approaches to dealing with dementia.

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This image, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, reveals an unusual sight: a runaway quasar fleeing from its galaxy's central hub. A quasar is the visible, energetic signature of a black hole. Black holes cannot be observed directly, but they are the energy source at the heart of quasars — intense, compact gushers of radiation that can outshine an entire galaxy. Credits: NASA, ESA, and M. Chiaberge (STScI and JHU)

Intergalactic travellers beware: Rogue black holes may be roaming about

March 24, 2017 — 
A new study by an international consortium of astronomy researchers has found that massive black holes in the center of galaxies can get “kicked out” by gravitational waves

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