News archive - June 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

Pharmacy alumnus helps find new uses for existing drugs

Gary Tin.

Like many other tools, sometimes prescription drugs can be used for more than one purpose. University of Waterloo scientists and industry partner Cyclica discovered that a commonly known antidepressant may be useful in fighting some of the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

Monday, June 22, 2015

NSERC invests more than $170K in Waterloo pharmacists pushing the boundaries of knowledge

More than 43 researchers from Waterloo Science are part of the 3,800 Canadian researchers receiving funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) today.

The announcement was made this morning at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology by the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology).

Monday, June 22, 2015

Prof. Nekkar Rao receives an Early Researcher Award

Early Researcher Award recipients

Seven Waterloo Science research projects received a financial boost thanks to provincial research funding announced on at the University of Waterloo on Thursday June 18.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Avocados may hold the answer to beating leukemia

Professor Paul Spagnuolo

Rich, creamy, nutritious and now cancer fighting. New research reveals that molecules derived from avocados could be effective in treating a form of cancer.

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