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Faculty of Science

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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Faculty of Science

Graduate Student Research Position – Mark Lab

July 13, 2017 — 
A graduate student position at the M.Sc. or Ph.D. level is currently available in the Dr. Brian Mark Lab, to study mechanisms of viral immune evasion.

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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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Taylor Morrisseau

Faculty of Science

Back to the Future: Countering the Rise of Today’s “Superbugs”

May 8, 2017 — 
Antibiotic resistant bacteria exist right here in Manitoba. Dr. Ayush Kumar warns bacteria-contaminated drinking water on First Nations reserves is a ticking time-bomb.

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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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Photo Gallery: Daughters of the Vote Instagram Takeover

March 16, 2017 — 
Indigenous UofM students convey their experience in Ottawa on International Women's Day

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Kristine Cowley received funding for the Human Spinal Cord Injury Research Centre for Health, Balance and Motor Control, which will -- among other things -- identify how neurons in the human spinal cord contribute to movement and how we can enhance this function after spinal cord injury.

$2.7-M investment from provincial and federal governments for new research infrastructure

March 3, 2017 — 
'These investments will inspire a new generation of young explorers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics'

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Photo of Teresa de Kievit by David Lipnowski.

Faculty of Science

Bacteria – nature’s biopesticide

February 23, 2017 — 
The research is primarily focused on investigating bacteria as a possible safe alternative to conventional agrochemical pesticides traditionally used to control plant disease

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Faculty of Science

Fishing for bacteria in New Zealand

February 22, 2017 — 
Dr. Richard Sparling is part of an ambitious project, One Thousand Springs, that aims to characterize and catalogue the chemical and microbial diversity of 1000 geothermal hot springs on the North Island of New Zealand.

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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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