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  1. Dec. 4, 2017Women are naturally more fit than men

    Women can process oxygen more quickly than men when they start to exercise, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

    Quick oxygen uptake places less strain on the body’s cells and is considered an important measure of aerobic fitness.

    “The findings are contrary to the popular assumption that men’s bodies are more naturally athletic,” said Thomas Beltrame, lead author on the study.                          

  2. Dec. 1, 2017Study finds reading information aloud to yourself improves memory

    You are more likely to remember something if you read it out loud, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

    A recent Waterloo study found that speaking text aloud helps to get words into long-term memory. Dubbed the “production effect,” the study determined that it is the dual action of speaking and hearing oneself that has the most beneficial impact on memory.

  3. Dec. 1, 2017Nanotech startup wins $35K at the Velocity Fund Finals

    NanoCnet, a science company developing key technology used in consumer electronics, was among the big winners at the Velocity Fund Finals at the University of Waterloo. Velocity is an entrepreneurship program at Waterloo that provides the knowledge, workspace, community and funding that startups need to succeed.

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