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A hand holds the credit-card sized MATLOC device.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM researchers develop handheld test for chronic kidney disease

April 16, 2021 — 
Researchers at the University of Manitoba have developed a credit card-sized device to test for chronic kidney disease so compact and inexpensive that patients will be able to take the test at home. Test results would be available in just five minutes from a handheld device, called the Microfluidic Albumin Testing Lab on Chip (MATLOC).

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Dr. Chi Liao on left and Dr. Nathan Greidanus on right

Asper School of Business

ADHD and Entrepreneurship

April 15, 2021 — 
Paper addressing the relationship between attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and entrepreneurship published in Journal of Business Venturing

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Gluten-free diet is expensive, socially challenging for those with celiac disease and wheat allergy

April 14, 2021 — 
People who have a gluten-related disorder such as the autoimmune condition celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity or wheat allergy have no option but to completely exclude gluten in their diet

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Dr. Prabhat Jha stands in front of a colourful wall decoration.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Global health citizen

April 14, 2021 — 
As a renowned epidemiologist, Prabhat Jha [MD/88] leads massive research studies around the world, including projects in Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and India.

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Why words matter: The negative impacts of racial microaggressions on Indigenous and other racialized people

April 13, 2021 — 
Microaggressions may seem small or 'micro,' but as incessant forms of racism, they can have big impacts on mental health, physical health and social life

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Faculty of Science

UM mathematicians at the forefront of infectious disease modelling

April 9, 2021 — 
UM researchers: Drs. Julien Arino, Stéphanie Portet, and Kang-Ling Liao, (mathematics) are part of a $10 million-dollar investment in Emerging Infectious Diseases Modeling established between the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Public Health Agency of Canada. The funding supports five multidisciplinary infectious disease modelling networks, that will significantly improve the coordination of infectious disease modelling to help Canada better respond to future public health threats.

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Faculty of Science

Ph.D. student Daniel Rea wins Bill Buxton Dissertation Award

April 9, 2021 — 
Daniel Rea received the Award for the 2020 doctoral dissertation, “Now You’re Teleoperating with Power: learning from video games to improve teleoperation interfaces,” completed under the supervision of Dr. Jim Young in the UM Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCI).

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A child wears a face mask.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Children less infectious than adults infected with COVID-19

April 9, 2021 — 
Children may not be as infectious in spreading COVID-19 to others as previously thought, according to new University of Manitoba-led research in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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A semi truck drives across the prairie

Creating the most intelligent maps in Prairie history

April 7, 2021 — 
Two engineers are embarking on a novel project to create maps no one has ever seen

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Dr. Sheryl Zelenitsky (left), student Wenxia Luo and faculty member Dr. Ted Lakowski in a lab at the College of Pharmacy

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

The Right Dose

April 6, 2021 — 
Dr. Sheryl Zelenitsky [B.Sc.Pharm/89], a faculty member of the College of Pharmacy for the past 28 years, studies the optimal use of antimicrobials (antibiotics), particularly in hospitals. Her research was interprofessional long before it became a buzzword.

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