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Stethoscope and globe

Nature is having its own way, says UM virology expert

March 31, 2020 — 
UM medical microbiologist and virology expert Dr. Kevin Coombs says that what we are seeing play out in the world today is nature is taking its course.

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UM researchers receive federal and provincial funding for COVID-19 projects

March 20, 2020 — 
UM researchers have received funding for projects directly related to COVID-19, including one that looks at a promising vaccine

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“It’s going to take time” says virus expert on getting through COVID-19 crisis

March 18, 2020 — 
A Winnipeg virus expert who worked in West Africa during the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak said Canadians will be battling COVID-19 for weeks to come.

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Buffer preparation tanks in the Emergent BioSolutions facility in Winnipeg

Winnipeg Free Press: UM alumna part of team searching for COVID-19 treatment

March 17, 2020 — 
UM alumna searching for COVID-19 treatment

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

OPINION: Beyond borders

January 28, 2020 — 
For a long time now, Winnipeg has been known for its world-class research on infectious diseases. The city is home to the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (MMID) at the University of Manitoba. The department works closely with the neighboring National Microbiology Laboratory (NML). The NML is housed in the Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health which is Canada’s only level-4 facility and one of the few facilities in North America capable of handling diseases special pathogens such as Ebola.

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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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Research Administration System Project

Research and International

Innovating Research Administration Systems

November 27, 2019 — 
Research grants and contracts, both pre- and post-award management – will be moving to a paperless, single sign-on software system beginning in mid-2020.

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The Ebola virus

Ebola survivors can pass on the virus through sexual activity

September 30, 2019 — 
Re-emergence of Ebola disease is linked to persistent infections and sexual transmission from survivors

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Dr. Christopher Schneider and Dr. Ayush Kumar

Faculty of Science

Introducing Manitoba’s first Fecal Microbiota Transplant Program

June 24, 2019 — 
Not all poop is the same, at least when it comes to fecal transplants. Typically a topic avoided in polite conversation, Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) is the transfer of one individual’s stool to another

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Kailee Rutherford works in a lab at CancerCare, helping to identify genes that play roles in cancer development

Personally motivated, completely dedicated to the fight

June 5, 2019 — 
At age sixteen, Kailee Rutherford was diagnosed with cancer

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