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Figure 1 | The structure of a pulsar wind nebula in a supernova remnant.

Faculty of Science

Nature News and Views article: on the visualization of a magnetic field using X-rays in a stellar graveyard (or pulsar wind nebula)

January 4, 2023 — 
An X-ray imaging mission has unveiled the magnetic field in the environment of a dead star. The order and symmetry of the field will reshape our understanding of how it accelerates particles to ultra-high energies, says UM astrophysicist Dr. Samar Safi-Harb, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Extreme Astrophysics and lead author.

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Faculty of Science

Inventing new access to cancer screening

November 28, 2022 — 
Gabrielle Fontaine joins UM as a 2022 Vanier Scholar

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Faculty of Science

Physicists suggest Neutron stars should be bigger than they are

April 30, 2021 — 
UM physicists Drs. Juliette Mammei and Micheal Gerricke are part of an international research experiment that has made the most precise measurement yet of the neutron distribution in a heavy nucleus, with implications for the structure of neutron stars. Their paper, Accurate Determination of the Neutron Skin Thickness of 208Pb through Parity-Violation in Electron Scattering has just been published in the Physical Review Letters.

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A hand holds the credit-card sized MATLOC device.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM researchers develop handheld test for chronic kidney disease

April 16, 2021 — 
Researchers at the University of Manitoba have developed a credit card-sized device to test for chronic kidney disease so compact and inexpensive that patients will be able to take the test at home. Test results would be available in just five minutes from a handheld device, called the Microfluidic Albumin Testing Lab on Chip (MATLOC).

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