News archive - February 2021

Friday, February 26, 2021

Scientists 3D print dope new open-source cannabis-smoking 'Lung Simulator'

Dr. Andrew Doxey

Dr. Andrew Doxey along with MacMaster University Scientists and University of Waterloo PhD Student Jennifer Aguiar have 3D printed a live model that's capable of replicating the impact of smoking cannabis on the human lung. The team has been able to accurately map the body’s adverse responses to the recreational drug.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Leading the charge in treating cancer

Yvonne Stevens

By the time Yvonne Stevens (BSc ’94, MSc ’98) turned 14, she already knew that she wanted to be a scientist. Having grown up in a large family, headed by a single mother, Yvette Stevens, who was an electrical engineer, Yvonne already had the support and drive to make her career dreams a reality. Her ambitions would take her from her home country of Switzerland to Waterloo’s Faculty of Science to study Biochemistry.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Brian Dixon awarded grant to study Covid-19 immunity on University of Waterloo campus

Brian Dixon at desk

While many university classes across Canada are being held online, some programs require in-person learning and access to on- and off-campus research and learning facilities. This increases the risk of exposure for students, faculty and staff to SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19.

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