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News archive - October 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Fall Convocation: 25 October 2019

graduate students holding diplomas at convocation

15 graduate degrees in Applied Mathematics were awarded at the Fall 2019 convocation.  


Thursday, October 24, 2019

Medication proves more effective when prescribed based on gender

Anita Layton writing equations on a clear surface

The drugs your doctor prescribes to treat your high blood pressure could be more effective if they were best suited for your gender. 

In a study using the world’s first computational female kidney model, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, high blood pressure medication was shown to be more effective when gender was taken into consideration.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Mathematical modelling vital to tackling disease outbreaks

Doctor bent over a patient in a hospital bed

Predicting and controlling disease outbreaks would be easier and more reliable with the wider application of mathematical modelling, according to a new study. 

The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Waterloo, University of Maryland and Yale’s School of Public Health. 

Monday, October 7, 2019

Computer kidney sheds light on proper hydration

Computer kidney computer display

A new computer kidney developed at the University of Waterloo could tell researchers more about the impacts of medicines taken by people who don’t drink enough water. 

In a recent study, Waterloo researchers found that the elderly, people with impaired kidney function and those taking a combination of certain drugs need to be extra mindful of their water intake.