Oct 22, 2019
New way to wrap liquid drops could improve drug delivery
Researchers have developed a faster, cheaper way to coat liquid medication, an invention that could improve how drugs are delivered in the body.
Oct 21, 2019
Study: Rising emissions are turning arctic permafrost into carbon source
Arctic regions have captured and stored carbon for tens of thousands of years, but a new study shows winter carbon emissions from the Arctic may now be putting more carbon into the atmosphere than is taken up by plants each year.
Oct 17, 2019
Mathematical modelling vital to tackling disease outbreaks
Predicting and controlling disease outbreaks would be easier and more reliable with the wider application of mathematical modelling, according to a new study.
Oct 16, 2019
AI system more accurately identifies collapsed lungs using chest x-rays
New assistive technology can diagnose collapsed lungs from chest x-rays with a higher degree of accuracy than radiologists.
The system, developed at the University of Waterloo, uses artificial intelligence (AI) software to search a huge database of x-ray images with known diagnoses for comparison to x-rays of new patients with unknown conditions.
Oct 15, 2019
Religion still key in Canadian vote amid changing social landscape
Canadians who consider religion to be important in their lives were still more likely to vote for the Conservative Party in 2015, finds new research from the University of Waterloo. This religion effect on voting behaviour is one of the strongest sociodemographic effects on vote choice in Canada.