News archive - April 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

Waterloo discovers a key regulator in the pacemakers of our brain and heart

Pond snail up close.

University of Waterloo biologists have discovered how an outer shield over T-type channels change the electrochemical signaling of heart and brain cells. Understanding how these shields work will help researchers eventually develop a new class of drugs for treating epilepsy, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Waterloo nanotech light bulb could revolutionize energy-efficient lighting

Waterloo Chemistry Prof. Pavle Radovanovic

Want a crisp cool white light to wake you up in the morning and a warm yellow glow to wind you down at night? How about a spray for your windows that will let sunlight in during the day but illuminate your living room at night?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Velocity Science launches with first seed money

Moufeed Kaddourah and Eric Blondel holding an oversized check for their first research funding as part of Velocity Science.

Current allergy testing methods are painful, risky and inconclusive. Velocity Science’s first funded startup, Veriderm (formerly NewAllergy Technologies), aims to change this by developing a simple, over-the counter allergy testing patch.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Waterloo Biology Professor recognized nationally for community outreach

Waterloo Biology Professor Brian Dixon

Brian Dixon, Professor of Biology and member of the Waterloo Water Institute, has been awarded a Partners In Research National Award for his contributions to the Virtual Researcher on Call (VROC) program.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Grand River watershed could be showcase for smart water management

Photo of the Grand River.

Population growth, intensive farming and climate change are putting pressure on Grand River, says Waterloo researcher.

By Bob Burtt, Marketing and Strategic Communications