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