News archive - February 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Anthropology class visits Waterloo Pharmacy to see science in action

Anthropology students touring pharmacy labs and using microscopes

Professor Götz Hoeppe wanted his fourth-year anthropology students to see science in action. To achieve this, he and the 15 students of the Anthropology of Science class visited Waterloo Pharmacy in February and toured the research labs. Research technician Dr.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

New weapons in the battle against superbugs

Two MSRA cells surrounded by solid lipid nanoparticles that have delivered a deadly biocide.

Two MSRA cells surrounded by solid lipid nanoparticles designed to target MSRA specifically. The particles are used to deliver a deadly biocide as part of a new therapy developed by Waterloo Professor Emmanuel Ho and colleagues at the University of Manitoba that can kill antibiotic resistant pathogens.

Scientists have developed a new therapy to combat deadly bacteria that is infecting hospital patients worldwide.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Researchers bring high res magnetic resonance imaging to nanometer scale

Prof. Raffi Budakian with members of his lab.

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.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Kids with reading problems may have abnormal binocular vision, study finds

Dr. Lisa Christian gives an eye exam to a child wearing glasses.

According to a new study by the University of Waterloo optometrists, elementary school children who read below their grade level may have lower than expected binocular vision test results, even if they see 20/20.

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.