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Going With Her Gut: Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe Explains Why Microbes Aren’t the Enemy

Fri, 14 Jul 2017

If her chosen field of research is any indication, then there’s a special place for unsung heroes in Professor Emma Allen-Vercoe’s heart. Normal human gut microbiota are currently one of the least understood parts of the human body, having been previously virtually ignored by the research community. This is unfortunate,…

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Graduate Student Research Position – Mark Lab

Thu, 13 Jul 2017

A graduate student position at the M.Sc. or Ph.D. level is currently available in the Dr. Brian Mark Lab, to study mechanisms of viral immune evasion. Please click here for a PDF of the posting. Related stories: UM Today: Fighting back: Researchers develop new approach to weaken the ability of…

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Fighting back: Researchers develop new approach to weaken the ability of some viruses to evade the immune system

Thu, 06 Jul 2017

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus, Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic fever virus and a number of other viruses have the ability to block the immune system during infection, but a novel approach to fight back could soon be available.  “Emerging viruses pose a tremendous challenge to human health,” wrote University of Manitoba…

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