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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, January 22, 2018

Vaccines not protecting farmed fish from disease

Farmed salmon being vaccinated.

The vaccines used by commercial fish farmers are not protecting fish from disease, according to a new study.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Practical theorist Christine Muschik joins Waterloo  

Christine Muschik.

Christine Muschik joins the University of Waterloo as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and as a faculty member in the Institute for Quantum Computing.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Suncayr launches UV detecting stickers in Australia

Boy climbing rock with Suncayr SPOT space sticker on right arm.

Velocity Science alumni Suncayr is launching their SPOT UV stickers today in Brisbane for National Skin Cancer Action Week, an initiative run by Cancer Council Australia. Early birds will get their first pack of SPOTs for free. Made in Canada and packaged in Australia, the sticker designs are kid-friendly, and fun to use.