News archive - October 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

Computer science professor receives CANARIE Award for research software

Don Cowan, distinguished professor emeritus, Cheriton School of Computer Science, received a CANARIE Award to further develop a software platform Cowan created with his research team called iEnvironment++. The platform supports environmental science and engineering research on surface water by providing researchers with the ability to access and share environmental data and best practices.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Waterloo researchers awarded Spark grants to clinically test early-stage medical innovations

The Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) has funded a joint research venture involving researchers from the University of Waterloo and Grand River Hospital.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Waterloo researchers and local data mining company develop novel water hydrant sensor system

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.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Researchers discover that antidepressants can treat Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have discovered that antidepressant medications can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

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.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Groundbreaking research furthered by NSERC funding

Ten University of Waterloo researchers, whose research is deemed on the verge of a breakthrough, will receive supplemental funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

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.

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