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Monday, June 29, 2015

Physicists shatter stubborn mystery of how glass forms

Liquid metal

James Forrest, a physicist at the University of Waterloo is among a team of scientists who have described how glasses form at the molecular level and provided a possible solution to a problem stumping scientists for decades.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Waterloo puts biophysics research centre stage with inaugural conference

Prof. Zoya Leonenko

The University of Waterloo welcomed biophysicists from across Canada, Europe and the United States for the first Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of Canada.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Waterloo Scientists featured on CBC Quirks & Quarks Radio Show

Last night, Physics and Astronomy Professor Michel Fich and Assistant Professor Avery Broderick from the Faculty of Science were part of CBCQuirks & Quarks’ annual Quirks Question Roadshow, answering the public’s science related questions.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Waterloo researcher discovers molecules that could kill cancer cells while protecting healthy cells

Stock photo of a cell.

Researchers have identified new molecules that kill cancer cells while protecting healthy cells and that could be used to treat a variety of different cancers. The research shines a light on what happens to cells at the moment they become cancerous.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Researchers theoretically demonstrate the detection of a single nuclear spin at room temperature

Prof. Amir Yacoby

For the first time, a researcher at the University of Waterloo has theoretically demonstrated that it is possible to detect a single nuclear spin at room temperature, which could pave the way for new approaches to medical diagnostics.

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