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Water flows from a metal pipe into a river.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Research project to analyze human viruses in Winnipeg’s rivers

January 15, 2021 — 
A student in the VADA Program will test treated wastewater that flows into the Red and Assiniboine Rivers for human viruses, including the one that causes COVID-19.

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Erwin Huebner

Faculty of Science

Science and Art: Exploration, Imagination and Innovation – with Erwin Huebner

December 10, 2020 — 
Please join Professor Emeritus Erwin Huebner on Wednesday, December 16th at 3:30 pm for his lecture, entitled “Science and Art: Exploration, Imagination and Innovation – Artist Books Inspired by Science”.

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Faculty of Science

Winners of the 2020 3MT Undergraduate Student Competition

August 31, 2020 — 
The winners of the 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience 3MT thesis competition hosted by the Faculty of Science are:

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Faculty of Science

Cheer on the Undergraduate Science 3MT competitors!

August 10, 2020 — 
Over forty undergraduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Science are participating in the first (virtual) Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Science Undergraduate Student Competition, August 11th, & 12th, 2020. A new initiative, part of the Faculty of Science, Student Undergraduate Summer Research Experience Program. Three Minute Thesis challenges students to communicate their ideas and research discoveries concisely to a non-specialist audience, in three minutes or less. There will be two competitions that will air live on the Faculty of Science YouTube channel.

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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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Toby Le won the 2020 3MT competition

3MT winner dedicates award to research lab

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,

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COVID-19 test

Eight days after symptoms, COVID-19 not very infectious

May 26, 2020 — 
UM researchers have found that COVID-19 is not very infectious as soon as eight days after symptoms appear.

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Tick that could transmit Lyme disease

Lyme disease caused heart failure in Manitoba man

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.

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COVID-19 test

Why are some COVID-19 tests false positives?

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.

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Walking or running past someone will likely not give you COVID-19, say experts

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.

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