News archive - August 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Waterloo chemists develop promising cheap, sustainable grid energy storage

Waterloo chemists have developed a safe, high-capacity zinc-ion battery that costs half the price of current lithium-ion batteries, yet lasts twice as long.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Pharmacy student Heidi Fernandes volunteers as part of health clinic in Peru

Waterloo Pharmacy student Heidi Fernandes has had a passion for global health ever since she travelled to Brazil on vacation. This July, Fernandes acted on that desire to create positive change for a community in Peru.

I was struck by the slums of Rio de Janeiro and knew then I wanted to help people in life," says Fernandes. "It actually became one of the reasons I chose pharmacy as a career.

She, along with 20 other healthcare professionals and students, travelled to Peru as part of McMaster University’s Medical School and Brock University’s Solidarity Experiences Abroad (SEA).

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

CIHR funds Prof. William Wong’s investigation into patient perspectives and Hepatitis C

Globally, Hepatitis C affects 130-150 million people. With antiviral medications, approximately 90% of those millions can be cured.

However, antiviral medications are costly, and even in developed countries many governments struggle with which medications should be subsidized and when.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Waterloo biologist explains the science behind Rio’s green pools

The green water of Rio’s outdoor Olympic pools has baffled athletes, organizers and spectators but not Waterloo Biologist Kirsten Müller. She is fairly certain that algae is the culprit.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Pharmacy student Danyah Musbah helps provide care to new Syrian refugees

Fourth-year pharmacy student Danyah Musbah discusses her passion and role in helping the Syrian refugees' transition in Canada. 

As an Arabic-speaking healthcare professional she helped nurses, intake clerks and nurse practitioners overcome language barriers to provide care to Canada's newest citizens.