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  1. Dec. 12, 2018Artificial Intelligence being used to develop drugs even faster and cheaper

    The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is making it possible to discover new drugs faster, cheaper, and more efficiently.

    Chemists at the University of Waterloo have introduced AI to interpret the results acquired by the differential mobility spectrometry (DMS) technique to predict drug properties. This could reduce in principle the time between concept and coming to market of new drugs by years and decrease production costs by $100s of millions.

  2. Dec. 6, 2018Drawing is better than writing for memory retention

    Older adults who take up drawing could enhance their memory, according to a new study.

  3. Dec. 5, 2018Peace, not war, responsible for deforestation in armed conflict zones

    Rates of deforestation in war zones increase dramatically once peace is declared, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

    The study, by Simron Singh, a researcher in Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment and Nelson Grima from the University of Vermont, looked at data on conflict zones around the world, with a specific focus on Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ivory Coast and Peru. 

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