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Working and Studying At Home Green Tips

March 31, 2020 — 
Here are some simple sustainable tips to help you conserve energy, save money, and be more productive while you're at home!

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International collaboration developing nanotechnology that may be used against COVID-19

March 30, 2020 — 
A new approach to stopping virus growth gives hope for new therapeutic options against seasonal influenza, bird flu and possibly COVID-19

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A treatment for COVID-19 will be found, reassures UM virologist

March 30, 2020 — 
Winnipeg Free Press story notes that Dr. Yao is the lead investigator of a research team at UM studying a potential vaccine for COVID-19, one of six proposals selected by the federal government this month

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Tracking the spread of COVID-19 across the globe

March 25, 2020 — 
Mathematician Dr. Julien Arino in the UM Faculty of Science is part of a team that received a Canada Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grant worth $666,667 to study the spread of COVID-19

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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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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

CIHR supports UM researchers in quest to curtail rheumatoid arthritis in Indigenous populations

March 18, 2020 — 
A Rady Faculty of Health Sciences research team was awarded $1.6 million dollars from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for a multipronged project focused on rheumatoid arthritis in First Nations people that will include a clinical trial to see whether the combination of turmeric, omega-3 and vitamin D can reduce the risk of the autoimmune disease

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Twin babies in knitted bunny ears

Largest-ever study on infants’ speech preference reports findings

March 17, 2020 — 
Demonstrated that babies do indeed prefer it when you speak in a high-pitched, sing-song voice.

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Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

COVID-19 event cancellations: Communication is key to retaining public trust

March 16, 2020 — 
Christine Van Winkle examines the impact COVID-19 cancellations has on the events and experiences that help build strong, resilient communities

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Panelists discuss curbing the impacts of drug addiction at the Visionary Conversations event on March 5, 2020.

Visionary Conversations draws hundreds for discussion on combating impacts of drug addiction

March 13, 2020 — 
More than 300 people attended the final Visionary Conversations held on March 5, 2020

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PhD candidate Lisa Matthew excites students with parallels between her research methods and video games

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

How video games help teach Arctic climate science

March 12, 2020 — 
More than 150 middle-and-high school learners met with climate researchers on March 5 for Arctic Science Day. Students learned how new knowledge is developed from working in harsh Arctic conditions, and how the learning process can be a lot like playing video games.

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