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ARTIST'S IMPRESSION OF A KILONOVA, BY A. SIMONNET

A kilonova in our neighbourhood

February 4, 2019 — 
An international team of researchers, led by U of M astrophysicist Dr. Samar Safi-Harb, proposes that the merging of two neutron stars relatively near the Earth has created a “kilonova remnant”

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An in-house developed Power Semiconductor Evolution System: Characterizing emerging power semiconductors.

Transforming the power grid

February 4, 2019 — 
Carl Ho’s research is helping power producers transition to the era of the smart grid

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Arctic ice photo from iStock.

Forecasting an ever-changing climate

February 4, 2019 — 
Julienne Stroeve's work measures and interprets changes to snow and sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean as a result of climate change, and cautions the world about its impact

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Dr. Zahra Moussavi, Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, is receiving $1,737,960 for her project on investigating the efficacy of high-frequency rTMS treatment for Alzheimer's disease

Wpg Free Press: Donation opens doors for Alzheimer’s study subjects

February 4, 2019 — 
A Winnipeg researcher who is studying a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is looking for more participants for her program —and just got the funding to help more people access it

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The Microsoft Hololens used in Pourang Irani’s lab for creating mixed reality interfaces for ubiquitous analytics. // Photo: Mike Latschislaw

Introducing the ResearchLIFE Winter 2019 issue

February 3, 2019 — 
The research enterprise at the U of M has grown considerably over the past five years

Faculty of Arts, linguistics professor Nicole Rosen.

Preserve and predict

February 3, 2019 — 
'Linguistics provides the opportunity to scientifically analyze language and its structure, predicting patterns and changes in language and studying the social implications that result'

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Pourang Irani (right) with students inspecting a spatio-temporal dataset on a large screen display.

The human architect

February 3, 2019 — 
Pourang Irani is focused on enhancing our human capabilities by providing data in ways that will help us make better decisions and navigate our day-to-day

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Taylor Morriseau is a member of the Peguis First Nation with mixed British and Cree ancestry. A recent graduate of a Faculty of Science (double honours) degree, she is now pursuing a PhD in Pharmacology to study early-onset Type 2 Diabetes among Oji-Cree youth.

Continuing the legacy

February 3, 2019 — 
'By centering Indigenous voices, we not only provide a greater understanding on diabetes development in Indigenous youth, but locate our science within the greater social, cultural and historical context'

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International students.

Support for new and returning international students

February 1, 2019 — 
While the International Centre provides services for all U of M students – in addition to faculty and staff – one of its primary goals is to help international students succeed during their time at U of M

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Researcher examines cellular function for clues to brain disorders

February 1, 2019 — 
Big questions could potentially redefine our views of the brain and brain disorders.

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