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Going With Her Gut: Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe Explains Why Microbes Aren’t the Enemy

July 14, 2017 — 
Normal human gut microbiota are currently one of the least understood parts of the human body, having been previously virtually ignored by the research community.

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Fighting back: Researchers develop new approach to weaken the ability of some viruses to evade the immune system

July 6, 2017 — 
'While vaccine-based approaches are desirable in terms of infection prevention in the longer term, alternative antiviral strategies are needed, especially when providing treatment options for infected patients during acute outbreaks'

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CBC: The Canada Warbler and efforts to help the species

July 4, 2017 — 
Listen to CBC New Brunswick's interview with MSc student Amelie Roberto-Charon from the University of Manitoba on the Canada Warbler and efforts to help the species

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Video: New research provides a detailed method for “An all-on-chip method for rapid neutrophil chemotaxis analysis directly from a drop of blood”

June 29, 2017 — 
A new research video produced by JoVE explains the work of the U of M’s Immunotrafficking Lab, led by Francis Lin of the University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy.

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PIMS: Math Mania Reaches First Nations Communities in Manitoba

June 29, 2017 — 
Thanks to the efforts of Darja Barr, Math Mania, has made it to the Canadian Prairies in the form of an Indigenous Outreach and Mentorship Project. This project is making considerable strides in building connections with Indigenous communities across the province as well as with Indigenous students at the University of Manitoba.

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Wpg Free Press: A poster child for women’s rights

June 27, 2017 — 
Alumna won first place in the senior art category of Historica Canada’s "Votes for Women!" contest

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Marking a milestone: Department of Statistics celebrates fifty years

June 22, 2017 — 
Alumni and educators past and present from across the country gathered to celebrate and reminisce

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New Scientist: Life aloft: The unexplored ecosystem above your head

June 14, 2017 — 
Kevin Fraser and others suggest we think about protecting air environments like we do water

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A Passion for Numbers: Associate Professor of Statistics Alexandre Leblanc’s First Love Remains Constant

June 9, 2017 — 
Associate Professor Alex Leblanc, Department of Statistics reflects on his passion for good data.

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Law student Rayanna Seymour and professors Katherine Starzyk and Karen Busby (left to right) are studying which strategies work best when advocating for drinking water rights. (Photo by Victoria Grima.)

From the lab to the reserve

June 6, 2017 — 
Science and engineering students breaking out of the lab and heading for First Nation reserves to put their education into action got some tips this month from those who have walked that path before them

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