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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

WatCo opens technology transfer centre in China

The University of Waterloo has opened its first technology transfer centre in China.

The Waterloo Technology Centre, which will be located in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, has been made possible with an investment from Xuzhou Hi-Tech Park. An opening ceremony on Feb. 22 in Xuzhou was attended by Bruce Muirhead, AVP of External Research, Ling Loerchner, the Lead of Greater China Region and transfer technology manager, WatCo, as well as Canadian trade commissioners from the Shanghai Consulate Office and Chinese government officials.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Study says drugs could be developed cheaper and faster

Chemists at the University of Waterloo, SCIEX, and Pfizer have discovered a new way to help the pharmaceutical industry identify and test new drugs, which could revolutionize drug development, and substantially reduce the cost and time drugs need to reach their market.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Added sugar found in two-thirds of packaged foods

According to a Waterloo study, added sugar is found in two-thirds of all packaged foods, including many products marketed as healthy alternatives.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Waterloo researchers awarded $3 million for strategic research partnerships

Five researchers from the University of Waterloo who are collaborating with industry and other organizations on strategic research projects received more than $3 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Manipulating microbes: Biology grad student joins research team’s efforts to turn a microbe into a genome engineering tool

Sometimes life gives you unexpected opportunities. For University of Waterloo grad student Ola Matysiakiewicz, that opportunity was the chance to work on engineering a bacterium’s genome.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Study says Parkinson’s patients are over-prescribed antipsychotics

Older adults in long-term care homes who have Parkinson’s disease are frequently prescribed antipsychotic medications without clear justification, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

R2R Interview: Sarah Burch on Bringing the Country to the City

As an increasing number of people move from rural to urban environments, human civilization must adapt. As part of their Orange Chair Series, Research2Reality (R2R) sat down with Geography and Environmental Management professor and Canada Research Chair in Sustainability Governance and Innovation, Sarah Burch, to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing sustainable cities of the future.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Collaborative Waterloo-Grand River Hospital project awarded funds to improve quality of life for older adults

An innovative and inexpensive tool kit to better assess balance and improve quality of life for older adults, as well as people who have suffered strokes, injuries, and other disorders has been awarded $50,000 to further testing and improvement.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

University of Waterloo ranked among most international universities in the world

The University of Waterloo is among the top 50 universities in the world for strongest global connections, according to a new ranking.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Study reveals evidence that the universe is a hologram

The first observational evidence that the universe could be a hologram has been published in the journal Physical Review Letters by researchers from the University of Waterloo, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Southampton (UK), INFN, Lecce (Italy), and the University of Salento (Italy).

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