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Monday, June 11, 2018

Key difference between humans and other mammals is skin deep, says study

While humans and other species share some of the same genetic information, new research found that humans are unique among mammals when it comes to the types and diversity of microorganisms on our skin. This difference could have implications for our health and immune systems.

“We were quite surprised when we saw just how distinct we humans are from almost all other mammals, at least in terms of the skin microbes that we can collect with a swab,” said Josh Neufeld, a professor of biology at the University of Waterloo and senior author of the study.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Researchers combine wearable technology and AI to predict the onset of health problems

A team of Waterloo researchers found that applying artificial intelligence to the right combination of data retrieved from wearable technology may detect whether your health is failing.

The study, which involved researchers from Waterloo’s Faculties of Applied Health Sciences and Engineering, found that the data from wearable sensors and artificial intelligence that assesses changes in aerobic responses could one day predict whether a person is experiencing the onset of a respiratory or cardiovascular disease.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Researchers discover new, abundant enzyme that helps bacteria infect animals

Researchers have discovered a new class of enzymes in hundreds of bacterial species, including some that cause disease in humans and animals. The discovery provides new insights into how bacteria invade their hosts. The research appears this week in Nature Communications.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Food allergies and back to school

With students heading back to classes, some parents are sending their food-allergic children to school for the first time — and it can be really scary. A professor from the University of Waterloo is available to speak about food allergies.

Susan Elliott – Faculty of Environment

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Waterloo mourns the loss of one of its students

It is with great sadness that the University of Waterloo confirms the death of one of our students today.

The Waterloo Regional Police Service confirmed the death of the student at Mackenzie King Village, one of the residences on campus. We have contacted the parents to offer our sincere condolences and support services.

We have been cooperating with local authorities on the investigation. At this point, we are not in a position to release the name of the student. We will commit to keeping members of our campus community updated with new information as we can.

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