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News archive - 2019

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.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Applied Mathematics Professor awarded CFI funding

Anita Layton
 

Anita Layton (Professor of Applied Mathematics, Pharmacy, and Biology) received $100,000 in funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). The award will fund infrastructure needed to support Layton's Canada 150 Research Chair research program, and to establish the Virtual Physiological Human Laboratory.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Award-winning combination: Math + Medicine

Colin Phipps, AbbVie. Top 40 under 40 Chicago Scientists

Colin Phipps (PhD ’14) always loved math and computer science, but he always wanted to apply those skills to a high impact field.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

New mathematical model can improve radiation therapy of brain tumours

A 3D illustration of a human brain.

Researchers have developed a new model to optimize radiation therapy and significantly increase the number of tumour cells killed during treatment.

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