News for Parents

Monday, September 14, 2020

New intervention could help patients with macular degeneration recover vision

Ben Thompson

Researchers have discovered that a single, 20-minute session of non-invasive brain stimulation of the visual cortex can reduce the effects of macular degeneration.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Q and A with the experts: flu shots and COVID-19

Nancy Waite

Canadian health-care professionals are expecting an increase in demand for influenza vaccinations for the upcoming flu season.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Professor Dmitry Pushin named next Faculty HeForShe advocate

Dmitry Pushin

Bob Lemieux, Dean of Science is pleased to announce that Professor Dmitry Pushin, from the Department of Physics and Astronomy will be the Faculty of Science HeForShe advocate, effective January 1, 2021.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Science is the chalk of the street

Woman writing about her research in chalk on the sidewalk

During these unusual times of isolation and social distancing, Waterloo scientists have found a new way to engage with the local community and share their research.

Friday, August 7, 2020

The tell-tale sign of antibodies: Determining COVID-19 immunity with blood testing

Brian Dixon Headshot

When the University’s research labs shut down for quarantine, biology professor Brian Dixon pivoted some of his research away from blood testing in fish, into looking at blood testing in humans. Instead of sitting around and waiting for his labs to open again, Dixon wanted to use his time and knowledge of biology and immunology to contribute to the global need for understanding and overcoming COVID-19.