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New hope in AIDS research

July 18, 2019 — 
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has provided significant funding to two Rady Faculty of Health Sciences professors: Medical microbiologist Keith Fowke, and Obstetrics and Gynecology professor Adam Burgener

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Vanier scholars 2019

Six minds that will change our society now call the U of M home

May 16, 2019 — 
U of M students receive prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships to pursue trailblazing research

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Minister of Science and Sport, Kirsty Duncan (centre) at U of M Health Sciences campus for announcement of CFI-JELF awards.

Research and International

Seven U of M research projects funded by CFI

March 14, 2019 — 
More than $1.1 million in support of seven U of M research projects in areas such as disease, food processing and supercomputers

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Faculty of Science

ASM: Investigators Figure Out How to Block New Antibiotic Resistance Gene

February 23, 2019 — 
A new antimicrobial-resistance gene, VCC-1, a ß-lactamase gene, has been discovered in benign close relatives of virulent Vibrio cholerae, which causes cholera. Now, a team of Canadian researchers has found a way to block the VCC-1 enzyme, which disables that resistance gene. The research is published February 19th in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

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Peer leader speaks to the sex worker community at the annual Baraza (community meeting) in Nairobi, Kenya. // Image from Julie Lajoie

The Conversation: Aspirin could help reduce HIV infections in women

November 20, 2018 — 
Imagine if instead of targeting the virus, we could make people less susceptible to HIV

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CBC: Future 40 Under 40

November 19, 2018 — 
CBC is doing its annual Future 40 under 40 and like always, U of M community members are a part of it. 

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An aspirin a day may keep HIV away, U of M study finds

August 9, 2018 — 
“These are highly promising results,” said the study’s lead author, Keith Fowke

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Putting the best research tools in the hands of Canada’s scientists

April 11, 2018 — 
More than $42 million in funding for research infrastructure projects across the country

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ResearchLIFE story on infectious disease.

On the history of infectious disease as an academic discipline

March 9, 2018 — 
'We valued the opportunity to bring clinical microbiology to ill patients and make the lab an exciting venue for learning'

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CBC: HIV rates continue to rise in Manitoba: new report

March 2, 2018 — 
"These numbers are too high. It's unacceptable."

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