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CBC: Lack of bees poses big problems

July 30, 2020 — 
Crop yields found to be suffering in wake of decreasing be populations, UM researcher and others report

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Three new Distinguished Professors at UM

July 27, 2020 — 
Congratulations Drs. Tina Chen, Elizabeth Comack and Roberta Woodgate

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Beluga whales are being affected by climate change

CBC: ‘Everything is connected’: Aklavik’s beluga whale harvest challenged on multiple fronts

July 24, 2020 — 
A recent study out of the University of Manitoba documents what's behind the decline of the Aklavik beluga whale hunt.

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Jason Kindrachuk (University of Manitoba) and Alyson Kelvin (Dalhousie University) stand in front of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre | Photo: David Stobbe/University of Saskatchewan

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Canadian universities partner to fight COVID-19 at USask’s VIDO-InterVac

July 22, 2020 — 
Infectious disease experts from Dalhousie University and University of Manitoba join the leading-edge research team at the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre.

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Tracie Afifi

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Protecting children from maltreatment

July 22, 2020 — 
Professor Tracie Afifi, a world-renowned expert in child maltreatment and mental health, has been awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Childhood Adversity and Resilience.

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UM researchers find new targets for deadly children’s brain tumour

July 20, 2020 — 
After discovering how a specific gene fuels a deadly form of children’s brain tumour, University of Manitoba researchers have successfully decreased this cancer in mice.

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Scientists cautiously reopen labs on Bannatyne campus

July 16, 2020 — 
The lights are back on in some of the labs and world-class experiments have resumed.

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Experts must track mutating COVID-19 to develop effective vaccine: UM study

July 14, 2020 — 
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences researchers determined that scientists must track the genetic diversity of COVID-19 in order to develop an effective vaccine. They also determined that testing for the virus may produce false negative results if experts don't track how it's changing around the world. 

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Rendering of the Churchill Marine Observatory

Churchill Marine Observatory nearing completion

July 14, 2020 — 
Stories in media this week noted that the Churchill Marine Observatory (CMO) is nearing completion.

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Public Design Unit (PDU), I am here: Mapping Detroit Water Shut-offs (detail), Projection Map Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit | Photo: PDU

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Latest issue of ResearchLIFE magazine

July 13, 2020 — 
A message from Vice-President (Research and International) Digvir S. Jayas, on the new issue of ResearchLIFE

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