News for In the Media

Monday, October 15, 2018

Abnormal vision in childhood can affect brain function

A research team has discovered that abnormal vision in childhood can affect the development of higher-level brain areas responsible for things such as attention.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Antidepressants can help treat Alzheimer’s

SSRI binding to string of amyloid beta

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have discovered that antidepressant medications can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Nobel Prize-winning physics professor follows her gut

Smiling portrait of Donna Strickland in her lab

Donna Strickland joined the ranks of Marie Curie this week, becoming the third woman in history to win the Nobel Prize in Physics. But the Waterloo professor admits she’s not one for deep reflections on her long career.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Nobel Prize-winning physicist helped make lasers ubiquitous

Donna Strickland leans on lab table with laser equipment.

Millions of people undergo what has become routine laser eye surgery. Tools such as laser-based cameras that can create super slow-motion movies of chemical and physical reactions are standard technology in laboratories around the world.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Chemists make breakthrough on road to creating a rechargeable lithium-oxygen battery

Person plugging in an electrical car.

Chemists from the University of Waterloo have successfully resolved two of the most challenging issues surrounding lithium-oxygen batteries, and in the process created a working battery with near 100 per cent coulombic efficiency.