microbiology News Archive
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.
June 4, 2020 —
A student who is working with an international team of researchers to understand the link between a birth control drug and HIV infection impressed a prestigious panel of judges at the eighth annual University of Manitoba Three Minute Thesis finals on June 3, 2020,
May 26, 2020 —
UM researchers have found that COVID-19 is not very infectious as soon as eight days after symptoms appear.
May 25, 2020 —
An article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) advises physicians and emergency room personnel to consider Lyme disease as a possible diagnosis when a patient presents with heart palpitations and shortness of breath.
May 5, 2020 —
In a story on CBC, medical microbiologist Dr. Philippe Legasse-Weins explains why some tests for COVID-19 turn out to be false positives, like the one case in Nunavut that turned out to be a mistake.
April 28, 2020 —
Have you ever been out for a walk, encountered others coming in the other direction, and wondered if you should move onto the boulevard to avoid them? It’s not necessary, say some UM COVID-19 experts.
April 16, 2020 —
UM Today asked Dr. Kindrachuk for his reaction to and opinion on the US action against WHO.
April 14, 2020 —
On April 13, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a public statement for collaboration on COVID-19 vaccine development.
April 14, 2020 —
In a syndicated story by the Canadian Press news agency, two of UM's most knowledgeable experts on COVID-19 were among those approached to answer some common questions about the virus and pandemic.
April 3, 2020 —
A UM expert on infectious diseases warns that Do-It-Yourself or at-home COVID-19 tests that are being sold commercially may not be completely accurate.