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UM-led study exposes barriers, safety concerns for medical cannabis use in Canada

A majority of Canadians who require medical cannabis are obtaining their products through the recreational market rather than the medical system, raising health and safety concerns, according to a massive new study led by a UM researcher.
3-Apr-2023 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

“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...
18-May-2022 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Not just another fish tale: is there a difference between aging and getting old?

Some creatures don’t age in the same way that humans do, implying that getting old does not necessarily lead to declining health.
28-Jan-2022 11:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

Recent UM research findings suggest gender bias remains in NSE professions across Canada

A UM research team recently co-published research that suggests gender bias continues to be a determining factor for those within the natural sciences and engineering (NSE) professions.
29-Sep-2021 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Canadian-Led International Study: Full-Dose Blood Thinners Benefit Moderately Ill COVID-19 Patients

The investigators discovered that in moderately ill patients full-dose heparin reduced the need for organ support compared to those who received lower-dose heparin.
4-Aug-2021 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Full-dose blood thinners decrease need for life support and improved outcomes in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in international trial

Clinical trial finds that full-dose treatment with blood thinner reduces need for vital organ support in ICUs in moderately ill hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
22-Jan-2021 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UM researcher leads study on effective N95 mask decontamination during COVID-19 crisis

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...
3-Apr-2020 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Health Gap Between First Nations and Other Manitobans Widening, Study Finds

The health gap between First Nation people and all other Manitobans is growing.
19-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Entomologist Gives Tips on Staying Safe During Tick Season

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.
5-Apr-2017 4:10 PM EDT

Canadian TV Shows "Talk First, Shoot Later"

A Canadian expert on conflict resolution says one CBS drama series gets it right by having its characters "talk first and shoot later."
30-Nov-2009 12:20 PM EST

Canola Cantor Does Passover Rap

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...
31-Mar-2009 2:30 PM EDT

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Welcome to the University of Manitoba - western Canada's first university. Founded more than 135 years ago, and located in the heart of the country, we are the region’s largest and only research intensive university offering over 90 degrees, diplomas, and certificates – more than 60 at the undergraduate level including professional disciplines such as medicine, law, and engineering.


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