Biologists from the University of Waterloo, University of British Columbia and Health Canada have discovered hundreds of bacterial species equipped with a new and powerful type of flagella covered in enzymes.
With sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic Ocean already climbing, scientists are predicting Atlantic Canada’s $400 million salmon aquaculture industry could be wiped out within the next 25 years.
Biologists at the University of Waterloo find the unique microbial communities living on our feet can be used to predict who we live with.
The study, published this month in mSystems, combined high-throughput sequencing and artificial intelligence to see what the microbome living on the skin of cohabiting couples can tell us about the microbial “fingerprints” that we leave on our loved ones.
A group of researchers from Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Waterloo have uncovered a surprising genetic link between height, arthritis, and the Out of Africa migration between 50,000 and 130,000 years ago.
Climate change is significantly impacting Canada’s water resources. From melting permafrost, to more pervasive algal blooms, to increased flooding, these impacts are only expected to increase in the future.