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International collaboration developing nanotechnology that may be used against COVID-19

March 30, 2020 — 
A new approach to stopping virus growth gives hope for new therapeutic options against seasonal influenza, bird flu and possibly COVID-19

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Polar bears in the Western Hudson Bay area lounging on rocks

Climate change threatens iconic relationship

February 27, 2020 — 
National Polar Bear Day a somber affair this year

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Raccoon in a tree

Cities negatively altering mammal evolution

February 5, 2020 — 
UM research finds that cities may be lowering mammals’ ability to evolve in response to changing environments

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Faculty of Science

Faculty of Science celebrates 50 years

January 10, 2020 — 
The anniversary festivities start on Thursday, Jan. 16

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Purple Martin perched on a stick

A (sorta) good news story about a songbird and climate change

December 12, 2019 — 
A recent discovery suggests Purple Martins, unlike other long-distance migratory songbirds, show promise of being able to adapt to climate change

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Monkey teeth

Monkey fossils found in Serbia offer clues about life in a warmer world millions of years ago

October 22, 2019 — 
Studying fossil monkeys like these can help us understand how ancient climates shaped primate evolution

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Prairie bird sits alone on branch against blue sky

Wpg Free Press: Prairie bird population falls 53% since 1970

September 23, 2019 — 
The drastic drop in North America’s avian population, with more than half of prairie grassland birds gone, is a downward trend that can be stopped, say two bird-loving Winnipeg biologists

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Taylor Morrisseau

Faculty of Science

Invent the Future Together – Be a Mentor

September 5, 2019 — 
Contribute to the future success of our immensely talented students, and become a mentor.

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Register TODAY for the June 26 Food Systems Student Symposium

June 18, 2019 — 
There is still time to register for the June 26 Food Systems Student Symposium!

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Beluga whales are being affected by climate change

Climate change may be putting beluga whales out of their depths

June 10, 2019 — 
An international team of researchers has found that the physical condition of beluga whales affects their capacity to store oxygen in their blood and muscle tissues

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