News archive - October 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Mathematical modelling vital to tackling disease outbreaks

Patient being attended to by medical person wearing protective clothing

Predicting and controlling disease outbreaks would be easier and more reliable with the wider application of mathematical modelling, according to a new study. 

The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Waterloo, University of Maryland and Yale’s School of Public Health. 

Monday, October 7, 2019

Computer kidney sheds light on proper hydration

Computer model of the human body

A new computer kidney developed at the University of Waterloo could tell researchers more about the impacts of medicines taken by people who don’t drink enough water. 

In a recent study, Waterloo researchers found that the elderly, people with impaired kidney function and those taking a combination of certain drugs need to be extra mindful of their water intake.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Math and health: Focused on prediction, precision, prevention and treatments

Flatlay of medical instruments

The world of health care is rapidly changing as big data, artificial intelligence (AI), new technologies and systems disrupt traditional health care. The future of medicine is being reimagined with these advancements. In the Faculty of Mathematics, researchers, students, and alumni are developing new ways to look at the world of medicine and health care. This is impacting predictions, precision, and prevention and treatment and can help people live healthier lives.

Predicting outbreaks and outcomes

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

New tool lets programmers pick up work on mobile devices

Mercury - a new tool lets programmers pick up work on mobile devices

Researchers have developed a powerful new tool that allows programmers to engage with work on their mobile devices to help make productive use of time away from their workplace.

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