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Science students to compete in Paris – win international biotech grant for zebra mussel control device

September 12, 2022 — 
Once again, the University of Manitoba is amongst some of the world’s leaders in interdisciplinary research and application. UM’s Prairie iGEM Team, a group of undergraduate students led by Dr. Hans-Joachim Wieden, are this year’s recipients of the Impact Grant from the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation.

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Researchers pinpoint location of extremely energetic particles in a ‘Space Manatee’

July 4, 2022 — 
An international team led by UM has identified where powerful and highly energetic x-rays are being shot out into space from inside a region in space shaped like a giant aquatic mammal called a 'Manatee'

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(L-R) Dr. Mark Belmonte from Biological Sciences and Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South.

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Dr. Mark Belmonte appointed to expert panel by the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA)

May 31, 2022 — 
Panel tasked by the federal government and Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency.

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Remnants of type Ia explosions are not necessarily symmetric, as commonly believed.

Hyperfast white dwarfs moving like billiard balls may change understanding of supernovae

May 6, 2022 — 
'Understanding the origin of type Ia supernovae has been one of the highly debated questions in astrophysics,' explains Dr. Samar Safi-Harb, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Extreme Astrophysics at UM

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A nocturnal eastern whip-poor-will rests on a hand against a backdrop of nightsky

Urban lighting needs to consider migrating birds, new UM study suggests

April 28, 2022 — 
New paper that challenges the way we think about airspace

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Faculty of Graduate Studies

Finding solutions in nature

April 14, 2022 — 
Lichens could be a potential source of a new drug for bacterial infections or cancer, according to this PhD student

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Clover in Japan

Global Urban Evolution Project (GLUE) – cities drive evolution

March 17, 2022 — 
Cities are a powerful force driving the evolution of life across the globe

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Arctic water. // Image from Pixabay.

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Protecting and preserving the North

January 12, 2022 — 
Grad students represent researchers and scholars at the leading edge of science in the North

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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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Dr. Christopher Schneider and Dr. Ayush Kumar

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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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