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Mar. 30, 2015 The FACS on Molecular Biology's new laser FACS laser

Last week, the Molecular Biology core facility lab unveiled its newest analytical service: the BD FACSAria™  Fusion fluorescence-activated cell sorter (FACS).

Mar. 19, 2015 Waterloo biologists model the big impacts of zebra mussels in Lake Simcoe Professor Ralph Smith (Photo credit: Martin Schwalbe)

Zebra and quagga mussels, known collectively as dreissenid mussels, have changed the ecology of some of the largest lakes in the world, costing governments more than $7 billion in damage according to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

Mar. 19, 2015 Waterloo creates cutting-edge tool to help predict impact of invasive species Professor Heidi Swanson (Photo credit: Martin Schwalbe)

Invasive species cost us more in environmental, economic, and health-care related damages than all other natural disasters combined. Being able to predict how a species "fits" into an environment - the so-called species niche - can help managers prevent, predict, and manage the next big invasion.

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