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Information on Covid-19

The health and safety of our researchers, students, staff and volunteers is our top priority as we continue to monitor the Covid-19 pandemic. We are taking guidance provided through Shared Health and the University of Manitoba, and will provide regular updates to keep you informed and reduce risk. Governments and institutions are taking a wide…

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Improving global health through breast milk

  A $6.5 million grant has been awarded to a University of Manitoba researcher by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a new global health initiative dedicated to breast milk: the International Milk Composition (IMiC) Consortium. The IMiC Consortium will be led by Dr. Meghan Azad, UM assistant professor in Pediatrics and Child…

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Minister Ng announces investments to scale up Canadian companies

Government of Canada investing in $20-million project proposal to launch integrated market July 29, 2019 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, today announced that the Government of Canada will support a $20-million project proposal to scale up companies in…

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New study shows benefits of social media for research recruitment

A new study conducted by Manitoba scientists aims to identify the top research priorities of families living with Hirschsprung’s Disease (HD). Researchers relied entirely on social media – in particular a Facebook group created by a Winnipeg mom – to recruit families for the study. This approach to recruitment allowed researchers to complete the study…

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Breastmilk microbiome linked to method of feeding

The idea that breastmilk has a microbiome (or microbiota)—a community of bacteria living within it—is relatively new and has sparked debate about where breastmilk bacteria come from. Some scientists believe breastmilk bacteria originate in the mother’s gut while others believe they are transferred to the mother from the infant’s mouth during breastfeeding. New research from…

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