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COVID-19 hospitalizations could double within a month, new N.B. projections show

The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in New Brunswick could double within a month if contact rates don't dramatically drop, new provincial modelling shows.

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Key Arctic ecosystem between Greenland and Canada threatened by climate warming

The North Water polynya, also called Pikialasorsuaq, is one of the most important oases of biological productivity north of the Arctic circle. A paper co-authored by Dr. Audrey Limoges (Earth Sciences, UNB) in the journal Nature Communications shows its significance for keystone species and Inuit communities since several millennia.

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UNB researchers supported by federal, provincial funding to better understand the natural environment and quantum physics

Two University of New Brunswick researchers have been awarded $450,000 in external funding in recognition of their innovation and research potential. The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced the 2020-2021 recipients of the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) on Aug. 11.

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New programs in Environmental Science

UNB is launching new programs in environmental sciences available for students pursuing a bachelor of science degree.

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UNB researchers look to special sensors to reduce risk of bioterrorism

UNB researchers Connor O’Brien, Kathleen Varty, and Dr. Anna Ignaszak, have published an article in Nature examining the use of specialized sensors to detect highly contagious diseases and biological weapons.

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