With support from Southern Ontario Water Consortium, Waterloo researchers and local data mining company Pattern Discovery Technologies have partnered to develop a novel water hydrant monitoring system.
The study, recently published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, found that selective serotonin uptake inhibitors (SSRI medication) can delay the development and growth of amyloid-beta proteins, which can clump together and form a plaque, contributing to disease symptoms.
The recipients of Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) are among more than 100 researchers at Waterloo who are receiving funding through Discovery Grants, Research Tools and Instruments grants, and Postgraduate and Postdoctoral fellowships.
Civil and environmental engineering professor Peter Huck has been awarded a renewal of his Industrial Chair (IRC) in water treatment by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for the fifth time in 25 years; making it the longest running IRC. With this renewal, Huck will receive more than $3 million in funding, over five years, from NSERC and 17 Canadian industry partners to continue his water treatment research program.
In a recent study, the researchers found they could predict whether an individual will experience cybersickness (motion sickness caused by virtual reality) by how much they sway in response to a moving visual field. The researchers think that this knowledge will help them to develop counteractions to cybersickness.