Thursday, December 7, 2017

Marianna Foldvari receives honours for nanomedicine research

Marianna Foldvari received an award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievements in Nanoscience from NanoOntario, an organization that represents the province’s nanotechnology community. She has also been appointed a fellow of the prestigious American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS).  Dr. Foldvari is a global leader in non-invasive gene therapy and nanomedicine-based large drug molecule delivery.

Congratulations!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Richard Hughson discovers women can process oxygen more quickly than men

Richard Houghson, Kinesiology professor and his team discover that women can process oxygen about 30% more quickly than men when they start to exercise, indicating a superior aerobic system. “It could change the way we approach assessment and athletic training down the road,” said Thomas Beltrame, lead author on the study.  

The study is published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism.

[Waterloo News]

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Alexander Wong's new technology makes artificial intelligence more private and portable

Technology developed by Alexander Wong and team is paving the way for artificial intelligence (AI) to break free of the internet and cloud computing. 

New deep-learning AI software produced with that technology is compact enough to fit on mobile computer chips for use in everything from smartphones to industrial robots. That would allow devices to operate independent of the internet while using AI that performs almost as well as tethered neural networks.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Frank Gu renewed as Canada Research Chair Tier 2 CRC in Nanotechnology Engineering

Frank Gu, Chemical Engineering Canada Research Chair - NSERC Renewed Tier 2 CRC in Nanotechnology Engineering ($500,000 over five years)

Congratulations!

[Research News]

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Carolyn Ren says Lab-on-a-Chip device promises early health warnings from a tiny drop of blood

A biomedical device based on Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC) technology that can fit in the palm of your hand can provide home-testing to help diagnose different diseases.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Michael Pope and team say rapid cellphone charging getting closer to reality

Michael Pope, Chemical Engineering professor and collaborators are working to improve energy-storage devices known as supercapacitors. Their novel design roughly doubles the amount of electrical energy the rapid-charging devices can hold, helping pave the way for eventual use in everything from smartphones and laptop computers, to electric vehicles and high-powered lasers.

[Waterloo News]

Friday, October 20, 2017

Richard Hughson cardiovascular research published in Nature

Heart in space: effect of the extraterrestrial environment on the cardiovascular system

Monday, August 28, 2017

Wettig lab develops novel compounds that can improve drug delivery

Shawn Wettig and the Wettig lab are building new types of surfactants with the aim of improving how drugs are delivered into human bodies. By exploring the different ways that molecular structures can be altered to improve effectiveness of gemini surfactants, the researchers are developing and refining methods that have many applications. Surfactants are relied on by industry for thousands of products, but the Wettig lab is particularly interested in surfactants as a mode of delivering gene therapy.

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