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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Researchers find clues to SARS-CoV-2 infection and explore why COVID-19 impacts patients differently

Jeremy Hirota and Andrew Doxey

Working together, researchers at the University of Waterloo and McMaster University are searching for how the SARS-CoV-2 virus infects the lungs – and they’re challenging what has become an accepted truth about the virus.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Life outside the lab: Science graduate student adjusts to life in isolation

grad student working at home office

Sarah Al-Ajeel is a master’s student in biology and is mid-way through her degree.

Accustomed to working in Waterloo’s Neufeld lab, Al-Ajeel, like many other science students, have pivoted their studies and research to adjust to this new work-from-home culture.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Q and A with the Experts: What is hydroxychloroquine?

Brain Dixon

Hydroxychloroquine has been in the news lately, touted as a possible treatment for COVID-19. But what is it, and does it really work?

Professor Brian Dixon, an expert in immunology, answers some frequently asked questions about the drug.

What is hydroxychloroquine and what is it used to treat under normal circumstances?

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Waterloo’s synthetic biology iGEM team awarded silver standing at annual international competition

iGEM lab team in lab coats

Each year since 2005, a group of students from the University of Waterloo has been embracing the challenging, but rewarding world of synthetic biology, problem solving and researching for the iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competition. This competition brings together teams from countries around the world to showcase projects, and learn from each other at an annual conference.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Biology Professor Kirsten Müller embarking on leadership voyage to Antarctica

Leaving family, friends and Wi-Fi might not be most people’s idea of a dream experience. However, for biology Professor Kirsten Müller, these things are necessary for her upcoming once-in-a-lifetime trip to Antarctica. In this trip, she will travel alongside 99 other women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine) fields as the fourth cohort of Homeward Bound.

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