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Making a difference: With a $6.5 million grant from the Gates Foundation, researcher Meghan Azad is preparing to launch a new study that could enhance the health of infants around the world

By Brian ColeSpring, 2020 The e-mail arrived in Meghan Azad’s in-box around noon one day last April. Someone from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the philanthropic group started by … Continue reading

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Q&A: Winnipeg researcher Xiao-Jian Yao discusses efforts to develop COVID-19 vaccine

Research TodaySpring, 2020 Research Manitoba is funding a local scientist in his efforts to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that to date has killed more than 70,000 … Continue reading

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Remembering Dr. Francis (Frank) Plummer: A gifted physician and scientist, a wonderful human being

By Brian ColeSpring, 2020 Dr. Francis (Frank) Plummer was 29 years old when he accepted an invitation to join a clinic in Nairobi, Kenya, that had been set up to … Continue reading

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Former U of M student Andrea Kroeker is realizing her passion for research

By Brian ColePublished February, 2020 In her early days as a student at the University of Manitoba, Andrea Kroeker never envisioned herself working as a researcher at the Canadian Food … Continue reading

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New manager for strategic partnerships aims to maximize Manitoba’s research potential

By Brian ColePublished February, 2020 Can Manitoba do more to maximize the potential of its research and innovation sector? Judi Bahl believes the answer to that question is yes. As … Continue reading

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New $800,000 program will help researchers and companies commercialize their work

By Brian ColePublished February, 2020 As a senior executive for a medical technology company, Ian Maclean understands the challenges involved in trying to commercialize a new idea or product – … Continue reading

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DeepGeo illustrates how entrepreneurs and researchers can work together to create new economic opportunities

By Brian ColePublished February, 2020 It happened, as these things so often do, almost by chance. In 2013, Winnipeg business consultant Grant Barkman was looking to build on his company’s … Continue reading

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