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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.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Scientists find new source of Botox

Needle with text saying botulium toxin.

A new source of the botulinum neurotoxin was discovered by Canadian and American scientists in a strain of animal gut bacteria known as Enterococcus faecium. The neurotoxic protein is known for its paradoxical ability to remove wrinkles yet cause botulism, a potentially fatal illness associated with food poisoning.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Two major avalanches linked to climate change, according to international study involving Waterloo

LANDSAT-8 image (obtained October 14, 2016) of the July (upper) and September (lower) glacier collapses in Western Tibet.

A study released today in Nature Geoscience describes how climate change played a major role in the massive catastrophic collapse of two glaciers in the Tibetan Plateau in July and September 2016.

Monday, December 18, 2017

The importance of keeping the Grand River healthy

The Grand River in summer.

Professor Mark Servos, Canada Research Chair in Water Quality Protection and professor of Biology, Nandita Basu, professor in the Departments of

Friday, October 27, 2017

Winning tiles from Waterloo's 2017 Periodic Table Contest unveiled

Period Table New Element contest winning tiles for Nihonium, Muscovium, Tennessine, and Oganesson.

Four new tile designs for the Periodic Table Project were announced this fall as winners of the New Elements Contest organized Chem 13 News magazine, the Waterloo's Chemistry outreach magazine for chemistry educators.