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New funding for UM COVID-19 research

June 25, 2020 — 
Six University of Manitoba researchers and their teams have received $7.5 million in federal and provincial funding to investigate a range of impacts of the virus on specific populations

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM team develop inexpensive 3D-printed ventilator following shortage

June 24, 2020 — 
Doctors around the world could turn to a made-in-Manitoba design if hospitals experience a ventilator shortage during the second wave of COVID-19.

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People jogging and walking on a path.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Study explores online misinformation around immune boosting and COVID-19

June 15, 2020 — 
Dr. Christen Rachul is studying the spread of misinformation on the internet around claims of immune boosting to prevent COVID-19.

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Brayden Schindell is working in the Kindrachuk Lab on understanding viral outbreaks

COVID-19: Lessons learned from viral outbreaks

June 12, 2020 — 
What did health professionals learn about dealing with viral outbreaks from the Ebola epidemic of 2018?

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Faculty of Science

UM Virologist Peter Pelka is developing a recombinant vaccine to combat SARS-COV-2

June 11, 2020 — 
Pelka may be on to a promising solution employing recombinant adenovirus to combat SARS-Cov-2. A natural fit for Pelka, who prior to the pandemic, had been using recombinant adenovirus to develop new cancer therapies. 

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Why do wildlife matter?

June 11, 2020 — 
A UM environmental science student decided to turn her Honours thesis into a short film with an original soundtrack. The project went so well that she is now continuing it within her Master’s thesis.

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Dr. Ryan Zarychanski.

Study finds Hydroxychloroquine no better than placebo

June 3, 2020 — 
A study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine has found that the drug hydroxychloroquine does not prevent infection from COVID-19.

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Hydroxychloroquine not effective in preventing the development of COVID-19 when used as post-exposure prophylaxis

June 3, 2020 — 
This is the main conclusion of the first double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of hydroxychloroquine for disease prevention to be completed.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Majority of Canadians experiencing COVID-19-related stress, ‘mental health wave’ predicted: UM study’s early findings

June 1, 2020 — 
Researchers from the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences are leading a study to learn more about what factors may predict or prevent stress during and following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New paper sheds light on how Canadians are working right now

June 1, 2020 — 
Two University of Manitoba economists have completed a empirical analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Canadian workplace.

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