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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Researchers bring high res magnetic resonance imaging to nanometer scale

A new technique that brings magnetic resonance imaging to the nanometer scale with unprecedented resolution will open the door for major advances in understanding new materials, virus particles and proteins that cause diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Self-esteem key to treating mental health

Improving how mental health patients perceive themselves could be critical in treating them, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. 

The study found that youth with psychiatric disorders currently receiving inpatient services reported lower self-concept, particularly global self-worth, compared to those receiving outpatient services.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

University of Waterloo part of two winning innovation supercluster initiatives

The University of Waterloo will be a key partner with leading Canadian companies and sectors chosen to help grow our country’s global competitiveness through significant investments in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced manufacturing.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Eye exams linked to kids’ reading levels

Elementary school children who read below grade level may have challenges with their eyesight even if standard tests show they see 20/20, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

The study showed that children with reading challenges may have lower than expected binocular vision test results, something a standard eye exam may overlook.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Ontario pharmacy research collaborative wins major funding from Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

The Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network (OPEN) awarded 2 million in funding to advance work in medication management.

Medications can improve health and save lives, but they are not without risk. With prescription medication in Ontario costing $10.6 billion per year, new strategies to help patients and healthcare providers choose, use, and remove medications are critical to providing better care and ensuring financial sustainability of the public system.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Optometry & Vision Science graduate student's research showcased across Canada

If you are travelling by plane in Canada, or through the train and bus terminals of Ottawa, you may spot the University of Waterloo logo and recognize one of the School of Optometry & Vision Science’s graduate student celebrities, Emmanual Alabi, on billboards and posters created by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Alabi was chosen as one of eight researchers from across Canada who exemplify a curious, ambitious, innovative and collaborative approach to their work.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Two Electrical and Computer Engineering professors awarded University Research Chairs

Guang Gong and Zhou Wang have both been honoured with the designation of University Research Chair.

Monday, February 12, 2018

CIHR awards $3.4 million to Waterloo researchers

Five University of Waterloo researchers have received CIHR fall 2017 project competition grants worth $3.4 million. They are:

Applied Health Sciences

Friday, February 9, 2018

Tech giant Amazon backs professor's AI research

A management sciences professor at Waterloo Engineering has been awarded US $80,000 in cash and services by tech giant Amazon to pursue research on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze customer product reviews.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Drug testing athletes now easier

It will now be easier, faster and cheaper to catch athletes who take performance-enhancing drugs.

A new way of testing blood and urine developed by University of Waterloo researchers cuts down the time required to analyze samples from 30 minutes to 55 seconds.

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