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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Survey will reduce rates of malnutrition in hospitals

University of Waterloo researchers have created a tool aimed at decreasing the rate of malnutrition in hospitals. Known as the Mealtime Audit Tool (MAT), it will help dietitians, doctors, and nurses identify why a third of patients in acute care settings don’t eat the food on their trays.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Partnership seeks entrepreneurial solutions for threats to Great Lakes

The Water Institute at the University of Waterloo and the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation launched a three-year partnership that will combine water research and tech to mitigate threats to our vital water resources.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Wise deliberation sustains co-operation

Giving people time to think about co-operating on a task can have a positive effect if they are big-picture thinkers, but if they tend to focus on their own, immediate experience, the time to think may make them less co-operative, University of Waterloo research has found.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Listening to your gut: Researchers link intestinal bacteria to the complex symptoms of IBS

A study involving Waterloo biologist Josh Neufeld and post-doctoral fellow Michael Lynch finds that bacteria in the human gut contribute to the physical and psychological symptoms of intestinal bowel syndrome (IBS), paving the way for new treatments against the most common digestive illness worldwide.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Waterloo professors awarded $1.4 million for infrastructure

Nineteen researchers at the University of Waterloo will receive a total of $1.4 million for infrastructure to support research.

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.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Waterloo partners with universities in Qatar and the UAE to study groundwater pollution

Four researchers from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences are the co-recipients of a $672,000 USD grant from the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) to study the fate of groundwater pollutants in arid regions.

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).

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