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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Omega-3 supplements can prevent childhood asthma

Taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost one third, according to a new study from the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC) and the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Number of known black holes expected to double in two years with new detection method

Researchers from the University of Waterloo have developed a method that will detect roughly 10 black holes per year, doubling the number currently known within two years, and it will likely unlock the history of black holes in a little more than a decade.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

UWaterloo looks 60 years into the future with special event to launch milestone year

In 2017, the University of Waterloo will celebrate 60 years of innovation, and it will host a special event to launch this milestone year with a keen eye to the future.

Over the next 60 years, the pace of innovation and change will increase exponentially. The intersection of the human condition with new technologies — from quantum computing to artificial intelligence — have the world on the edge of a great new frontier, where the private can become public at the click of a button, and lines between person and machine are increasingly blurred.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Study says quit-smoking apps should be tailored for LGBTQ youth

Mobile apps designed to help people quit- smoking miss the mark on young adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) according to a study at The University of Waterloo. Research from the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact (Propel) at Waterloo suggests targeted mobile apps designed specifically for this youth demographic could help reduce the high smoking rate.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

University of Waterloo appoints vice-president, university research

The University of Waterloo has announced the appointment of Charmaine B. Dean as vice-president, university research beginning a five-year term on July 1, 2017. The appointment was approved by the Board of Governors following approval by and on the recommendation of Senate.

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