News for Research

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

2020 Waterloo iGEM team wins gold with a project to recover heavy metals from wastewater

iGEM team picture, showing 25 of the team members in a zoom call

The Waterloo iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) team has been recognized with a number of awards this year at the annual competition. In addition to receiving Gold standing, their project also received the award for best Manufacturing Project at the undergraduate level, it was also nominated for the iGEM Inclusivity Award and the Best Wiki Award!

Friday, November 27, 2020

Delivering medications by drones

One person holding a large drone with two other people watching

COVID-19 has changed the daily workflow of community pharmacies.

As essential services, pharmacies remained open when many other health-care facilities closed or shifted online, creating a surge in demand that overwhelmed many practices, especially in the area of medication delivery.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Green Growth: Priceless environmental services of wetlands are key to a green, economic future

Wetland landscape, including trees growing from shallow water, and green plants along the edge of the wetland

A scrappy swamp dotted with reeds, mosses, insects and frogs might not look like anything of value, but to Professor Rebecca Rooney, these ecosystems are priceless.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

NSERC honours Donna Strickland with a new prize for research excellence

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is honouring Canada’s most recent science Nobel laureates by launching prizes in their names that will highlight Canadian research excellence.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Q & A with the experts: The problem with herd immunity and COVID-19

The “herd immunity strategy” has been discussed and largely rejected by scientists as a strategy to combat COVID-19.