News archive - December 2019

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Making photovoltaic storage systems more financially attractive to homeowners

PhD graduate Fiodar Kazhamiaka and his co-supervisor Professor Catherine Rosenberg

Almost daily, scientists release another study documenting the growing influence of human-caused global warming. Driven by ever-increasing amounts of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, mostly from coal, oil and natural gas we burn for energy, the Earth’s average surface temperature has risen by almost 1ºC since the late 19thcentury, with much greater increases predicted ahead.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

New math model could lead to more personalized cancer therapies

Magnifying glass being used to look at the word cancer in a newspaper.

Researchers have found a new way to use math to better treat cancer and prevent its relapse.

Using the first mathematical model of its kind, researchers at the University of Waterloo found a way to study the interactions between the immune system and different types of cancer cells.

Using their new model, the researchers found that administering different cancer therapies in a particular sequence could better target cancer stem cells in tumours, potentially leading to more personalized treatments for cancer patients. 

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