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Released: 3-Apr-2020 12:30 PM EDT
UM researcher leads study on effective N95 mask decontamination during COVID-19 crisis
University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba clinician-scientists and their research partners at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) have identified effective standard hospital sterilization techniques that may enable in-demand N95 masks to be sterilized up to 10 times for reuse in clinical settings.

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Released: 19-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Health Gap Between First Nations and Other Manitobans Widening, Study Finds
University of Manitoba

The health gap between First Nation people and all other Manitobans is growing.

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Released: 15-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
How to properly remove a tick
University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba tick expert Kateryn Rochon demonstrates and explains the proper way to remove a tick.

Newswise: A valuable gift of butterflies
Released: 14-May-2019 12:45 PM EDT
A valuable gift of butterflies
University of Manitoba

Like many entomologists, Jason Gibbs jokes about how he doesn’t like butterflies.

Newswise: The Conversation: Higher, Further, Faster: Marvel’s First Female Cinematic Superhero
Released: 7-Mar-2019 4:35 PM EST
The Conversation: Higher, Further, Faster: Marvel’s First Female Cinematic Superhero
University of Manitoba

When the Captain Marvel movie opens on March 8, coinciding with International Women’s Day, it will be Marvel Studios’s first female-superhero led film and many people will be lined up to see this much anticipated flick and to enjoy one of Captain Marvel’s trademark specialties: fighting galactic evil.

Released: 31-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
Study paves way for promising HIV vaccine
University of Manitoba

The study is the first in the world to demonstrate that chickenpox vaccine, when given to people who are already immune to it, does not trigger an unwanted “HIV-welcoming” immune state in the genital mucosa (lining) or in the bloodstream.

Newswise: Integrated Data Vital in Stopping Spread of TB
Released: 13-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
Integrated Data Vital in Stopping Spread of TB
University of Manitoba

Manitoba has the highest provincial incident rate of active tuberculosis (TB) in Canada, and stopping its spread depends on, among other things, the availability of high-quality, comprehensive data to ensure early and complete treatment, according to a new study by the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) at the University of Manitoba.

Newswise: The Power of One: What’s My Responsibility as a Global Citizen?
Released: 12-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
The Power of One: What’s My Responsibility as a Global Citizen?
University of Manitoba

Protectionist laws; anti-immigration sentiments and abuse allegations: one scroll of a feed or flip through the paper can be enough to make you want to shut off and shut down.

Newswise: U of M Researchers Decode the Spanish Flu, Advance in Microbial ‘Arms Race’
Released: 21-Aug-2018 12:25 PM EDT
U of M Researchers Decode the Spanish Flu, Advance in Microbial ‘Arms Race’
University of Manitoba

The 1918 “Spanish Flu” was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, killing 50-100 million people.

Newswise: New Book Explores How Expressive Arts Have the Power to Effect Social Change
Released: 21-Jun-2018 3:10 PM EDT
New Book Explores How Expressive Arts Have the Power to Effect Social Change
University of Manitoba

Expressive Arts for Social Work and Social Change explores the values and benefits of expressive arts (i.e. visual arts, movement and dance, expressive forms of writing and narrative, music, and performance) and the role they can play in social work practice and inquiry.

Newswise: Leading with a Love of Reading
Released: 5-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Leading with a Love of Reading
University of Manitoba

You don’t have to spend much time with Rhonda Flett before you realize her guiding philosophy could be summed up in the words: Happiness is found in the pages of books.

Newswise: Underwater Seminar To Be Held Under the Water
Released: 9-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST
Underwater Seminar To Be Held Under the Water
University of Manitoba

Professor Gordon Giesbrecht is well known for his unique approach to cold water research. So well known, in fact, that he is less referred-to by his real name than his nickname, Professor Popsicle.

Newswise: A Black Pop Cultural Hero Leaps Onto the Big Screen
Released: 5-Feb-2018 12:40 PM EST
A Black Pop Cultural Hero Leaps Onto the Big Screen
University of Manitoba

“Bigotry and racism are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today… if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, then we must fill our hearts with tolerance.”

Newswise: Churchill Marine Observatory Receives New Federal Funding
Released: 6-Dec-2017 2:05 PM EST
Churchill Marine Observatory Receives New Federal Funding
University of Manitoba

In Churchill today, the federal government, through Western Economic Diversification Canada, announced a significant investment to assist Canadians with the cost of food and to generate economic growth, particularly in northern Manitoba.

Newswise: Putting New Tools in the Hands of Leading Canadian Scientists
Released: 13-Oct-2017 1:30 PM EDT
Putting New Tools in the Hands of Leading Canadian Scientists
University of Manitoba

More than $554 million for new labs and equipment to help Canadian researchers discover, innovate and train the next generation of scientists for the jobs of tomorrow.

Newswise: Lake Trout Adjust Their Behaviour in the Face of a Changing Climate, New Study
Released: 15-Aug-2017 1:10 PM EDT
Lake Trout Adjust Their Behaviour in the Face of a Changing Climate, New Study
University of Manitoba

Canadian scientists have discovered that certain lake predators are altering their behaviour due to climate change, revealing what the future may hold for these fish and their food.

Newswise: Large Canadian Arctic Climate Change Study Cancelled Due to Climate Change
Released: 13-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT
Large Canadian Arctic Climate Change Study Cancelled Due to Climate Change
University of Manitoba

The Science Team of the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen has cancelled the first leg of the 2017 Expedition due to complications associated with the southward motion of hazardous Arctic sea ice, caused by climate change.

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Released: 5-Apr-2017 4:10 PM EDT
Entomologist Gives Tips on Staying Safe During Tick Season
University of Manitoba

Now that the snow has finally melted and Manitobans are getting out an about, some are venturing into wooded or grassy areas. And that’s a problem. U of M entomologist Kateryn Rochon cautions that tick season is upon us, and we should be vigilant.

Newswise: David Foster – Producer, Composer, Humanitarian – Announced as 2017 IDEA Recipient
Released: 10-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST
David Foster – Producer, Composer, Humanitarian – Announced as 2017 IDEA Recipient
University of Manitoba

Mr. David Foster will be formally recognized by Manitoba’s business community, academics, and students in Winnipeg on June 13 at the 2017 International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award Gala.

Newswise: Weston Brain Institute Funds Clinical Trials of New Alzheimer’s Treatment
Released: 13-Dec-2016 3:05 PM EST
Weston Brain Institute Funds Clinical Trials of New Alzheimer’s Treatment
University of Manitoba

Electrocranial stimulation offers hope for Alzheimer's patients

Released: 2-Dec-2016 1:05 PM EST
Abusive Behavior in the Operating Room?
University of Manitoba

A new study has found that healthcare workers in operating rooms are at a risk of witnessing physical and psychological abuse.

Released: 12-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT
The Fantastic Four U of M Vanier Scholars
University of Manitoba

New Vanier scholars are receiving major grants to study subjects as varied as Indigenous languages, HIV infection, Lou Gehrig’s disease and geothermal energy

Newswise: Quagmire of Politics, Power, Science, Individual Agendas, and History
Released: 15-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Quagmire of Politics, Power, Science, Individual Agendas, and History
University of Manitoba

UMToday reached out to the Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, Douglas Brown, for his take on the 2016 Rio Olympics for an op-ed piece.

Newswise: Almost Half of All Military Personnel in Canada Have a History of Child Abuse Exposure, UM Study Finds
Released: 3-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST
Almost Half of All Military Personnel in Canada Have a History of Child Abuse Exposure, UM Study Finds
University of Manitoba

According to a study published today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, military personnel in Canada are more likely to have had exposure to child abuse than individuals in the general Canadian population.

Newswise: From Vision to Venture ‘a Win-Win’
Released: 19-Mar-2015 8:05 AM EDT
From Vision to Venture ‘a Win-Win’
University of Manitoba

The Vision to Venture two-day event takes solutions that can lead to a marketable product to the experts who can evaluate it for just that: potential marketability and next steps to get it there.

Newswise: How Concussions Affect the Brain
Released: 18-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT
How Concussions Affect the Brain
University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba professors and brain experts are gathering at McNally Robinson Booksellers on March 18 to have a lively, interactive panel discussion on how concussions affect the brain.

Released: 21-Aug-2012 5:15 PM EDT
Running Marathons Safe for Older Adults
University of Manitoba

A study of adults >50 years old has found no lasting adverse effects from running marathons, similar to findings of adults aged 18-40.

Released: 14-Apr-2011 12:15 PM EDT
In Blackest Night! Avengers Assemble! Holy University Course, Batman!
University of Manitoba

Okay, everyone, it’s time to get your geek on. During Summer Session 2011 at the University of Manitoba in Canada, you can learn all about your favorite comic book heroes, and maybe even get credit for it.

Released: 14-Apr-2011 12:10 PM EDT
Ukrainian Internment and Holodomor Examined in University Course
University of Manitoba

Two special courses as part of a summer institute at the University of Manitoba will examine two horrific events in human history and suggest ways in which they might be taught in the classroom.

Released: 30-Nov-2009 12:20 PM EST
Canadian TV Shows "Talk First, Shoot Later"
University of Manitoba

A Canadian expert on conflict resolution says one CBS drama series gets it right by having its characters "talk first and shoot later."

Released: 31-Mar-2009 2:30 PM EDT
Canola Cantor Does Passover Rap
University of Manitoba

Dr. Michael Eskin, a world-renowned nutrition researcher and canola expert has a unique hobby. He's now also a rap singer. Passionate about his religion, Eskin has recorded a music CD about biblical stories for children, tying in nicely with his "other" career as a musician and cantor. His rap about Passover is a hit, and he's even been featured on Sesame Street!

Released: 14-Jan-2009 11:15 AM EST
Spirituality, Religion and Suicidal Behavior
University of Manitoba

Research has identified a possible link between the act of going to a religious worship service and a lessened risk of attempted suicide.

Released: 4-Apr-2008 1:00 PM EDT
Helping Patients Make Their Own Difficult Decisions
University of Manitoba

Dr. Lesley Degner is an advocate of helping cancer patients participate in their own treatment. This reduces anxiety and depression compared with patients who do not have the opportunity to discuss treatment with their physicians and other health care providers.

Released: 4-Apr-2008 1:00 PM EDT
Games and Play All Part of Care When Nursing Children with Cancer
University of Manitoba

A "virtual world" may soon help children and teens cope with illness. "Cancer is a very scary word for children," says nursing researcher Dr. Roberta Woodgate of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. "We want to help them deal with the subject in a way that is most appropriate to them, and at their level."

Released: 1-Aug-2007 8:15 AM EDT
The Perfect Summer Combination: Beer and Physics
University of Manitoba

Many of us look forward to a cold beer at the end of a hot summer day, but physicist John Page can bring beer in to work. For him, the bubbly beverage is a perfect medium for demonstrating a scientific technique pioneered by his group at the University of Manitoba.

Released: 25-Jul-2007 1:30 PM EDT
Researcher Studying Sarcasm for Insight Into Child Development? Yeah, Right!
University of Manitoba

Melanie Glenwright is using puppets to understand how children learn to understand humor, especially sarcasm and irony. As if.

Released: 8-Mar-2007 12:50 PM EST
Can Your iPod Hold 100,000 Songs?
University of Manitoba

New advances in thin film research could theoretically make a hard drive capable of about 155 gigabytes (GB) per square centimeter, far beyond the capacity of the iPod in your pocket today.

Released: 29-Aug-2006 4:45 PM EDT
Can't Quite Put Your Finger on Your Next Orthodontics Appointment?
University of Manitoba

We all hate long lines in waiting rooms. But now, technology may eliminate long waits, at least in the graduate orthodontic clinic in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba. Patients can now let their orthodontists know they have arrived for their appointment by using a biometric scanner that reads fingerprints.

Released: 19-Apr-2005 1:50 PM EDT
Stellar Explosions on the Half-Shell
University of Manitoba

Using data from more than 150 hours of observations, Manitoba astronomers have found evidence that all supernovae produce superheated shells of gas caused by shockwaves. It had been previously thought that some supernovae did not create such shells.

Released: 30-Jun-2004 6:10 PM EDT
Where's the Best Place to Sit in the Movie Theater? Do the Math!
University of Manitoba

A Canadian mathematician is getting boffo reviews from students for showing how to calculate the best place to sit in a movie theater.

Released: 15-Jun-2004 4:40 PM EDT
First Results From Canada's "Humble" Space Telescope Announced
University of Manitoba

The first results from Canada's space telescope were publicly announced today at a news conference in Winnipeg, Canada, at a meeting of astronomers and physicists.

Released: 7-Jan-2004 8:30 AM EST
Gates' Foundation Gives $17 Million for HIV/AIDS Project in India
University of Manitoba

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given $17 million to Canadian researchers for HIV/AIDS prevention and education programs in India.

Released: 20-Oct-2003 12:10 PM EDT
AAAOOOOOOOO! Scary Stuff at the Fall Convocation
University of Manitoba

Just in time for Hallowe'en, there were some frightening thesis topics that earned students degrees at this fall's convocation ceremonies at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada.

Released: 22-Jul-2003 3:30 PM EDT
Warning: Sun and Mosquitoes Don't Mix
University of Manitoba

A pharmaceutical researcher advises caution when using sunscreen and mosquito repellent together. He has found that the combination increases their absorption rates, which may increase the risk of side effects such as skin allergy, hypertension, headaches and seizures, especially in children.

Released: 11-Jun-2003 12:00 AM EDT
Canadians Peer Inside SARS Coronavirus Proteins
University of Manitoba

A team of researchers from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, and Health Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, have used mass spectroscopy to look inside the SARS virus.

Released: 31-May-2003 12:00 AM EDT
Why Do We Make Misteaks?
University of Manitoba

Don't we know better? A Canadian researcher is studying why people make errors of judgement, fail to understand or see familiar things and why we can be inattentive in situations that demand extreme concentration.

Released: 16-May-2003 12:00 AM EDT
Why Do We Cry at Movies?
University of Manitoba

For some of us, having a supply of Kleenex in our purse is an essential part of going out to a movie. But why and how can a movie elicit tearful reactions from an audience?

Released: 16-May-2003 12:00 AM EDT
Acid Reduction by Chewing Gum
University of Manitoba

It's a common idea that chewing gum can reduce cavities. However, the mechanism for this preventative action is not well-known to most people.


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