News archive - November 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015

Waterloo to lead new experiment aboard International Space Station

A spacecraft carrying supplies for a new physiology experiment led by a University of Waterloo researcher will launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, the Canadian Space Agency announced.

Professor Richard Hughson, of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, leads the experiment, which will link changes in astronauts’ hearts and blood vessels with specific molecules in the blood to determine why astronauts experience conditions that mimic aging-related problems and chronic diseases on earth.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Waterloo researcher wins prestigious prize for pioneering work on osteoporosis

WATERLOO, Ont. (Wednesday, November 25, 2015) – A researcher at the University of Waterloo who authored new exercise recommendations for people living with osteoporosis is the winner of the prestigious Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health, announced today.