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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

New weapons in the battle against superbugs

Scientists have developed a new therapy to combat deadly bacteria that is infecting hospital patients worldwide.

The new therapy—a biocide that is able to target antibiotic-defiant bacteria such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)—was developed by scientists at the University of Waterloo and University of Manitoba.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Federal budget bolsters research strengths and impact

The Government of Canada’s investments in scientific research through Budget 2018 supports the University of Waterloo’s innovation and gender equity efforts.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Obesity could be linked to early childhood behaviour

Health authorities will need to focus on more than eating habits if they are going to combat the obesity epidemic.

A study led by the University of Waterloo found it’s generally a combination of unhealthy behaviours among youth that could be the greatest predictors of whether or not young people will experience obesity issues in adulthood.

The study concluded that public health efforts focusing on obesity prevention must identify and correct poor behaviours that are often developed in early childhood.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Expert Advisory – Federal Budget

With the Federal Government set to table the budget on Tuesday, February 27th the University of Waterloo has experts available to speak on this topic. 

Jean-Paul Lam - Associate Professor of Economics

Jean-Paul Lam is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Waterloo and was formerly an assistant chief economist at the Bank of Canada. His research interests and expertise focus on central banking, monetary policy and cryptocurrencies. 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Anxiety can help your memory

Anxiety can help people to remember things, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

The study of 80 undergraduate students found that manageable levels of anxiety actually aided people in being able to recall the details of events. 

It also found that when anxiety levels got too high or descended into fear, it could lead to the colouring of memories where people begin to associate otherwise neutral elements of an experience to the negative context.

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