Category: Washington University

How people prefer to receive life-changing news, good or bad

When finding out life-changing news, whether good or bad, some people prefer to receive information as soon as possible. Others…

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Despite challenges, starting a small business during pandemic has advantages

There’s growing evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic spurred a small business boom. In May, the National Bureau of Economic Research…

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Olympics provide untapped chance to improve health for all

Given the increased interest in sports and exercise around the Olympics underway in Tokyo, events such as the Summer Games…

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When stubborn bugs refuse to make drugs

An untapped trove of desirable drug-like molecules is hidden in the genomes of Streptomyces bacteria — the same bacteria responsible…

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COVID-19 Exposure Notifications system launches for university community

Washington University in St. Louis is launching a smartphone system that allows Washington University faculty, staff and students to use COVID-19 Exposure…

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Depth of perception

Minuscule tunnels through the cell membrane help cells to perceive and respond to mechanical forces, such as pressure or touch….

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NIH funds Rudra, Jackrel to improve vaccines for elderly

The coronavirus pandemic has emphasized the importance of vaccines, particularly for the elderly, who have been disproportionately impacted by the…

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Two strands are tougher than one

Messenger RNA, or mRNA, has been in the news recently as a crucial component of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19…

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7.28.21

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Wanzo wins Eisner Award, Hatfield Book Prize

Rebecca Wanzo, professor and chair of women, gender and sexuality studies in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St….

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Krawczynski to examine role of water in volcanoes, Earth’s evolution

Michael J. Krawczynski, assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis,…

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Moeller wins Heyrovsky Prize for electrochemistry

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Home Plate program returns

After a year break due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Home Plate program is back and looking for volunteer families…

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Epps testifies before Supreme Court commission

Dan Epps, the Treiman Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, testified before the Presidential Commission on the…

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Carter receives ‘leaders who care’ award

Dedric Carter, vice chancellor for operations and technology transfer at Washington University in St. Louis, received an award from a…

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Yang to study two-dimensional quantum materials

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Moon to engineer microbes to control heat production

Since the 18th century, thousands of women in Jeju, South Korea, have made a living diving in icy-cold water for…

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University offers new bachelor’s degree in data science

Careers in data science are among the most in-demand in today’s world, yet there are more jobs available than qualified…

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‘Good cholesterol’ may protect liver

The body’s so-called good cholesterol may be even better than we realize. New research from Washington University School of Medicine…

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Sinclair named fellow of Society for Political Methodology

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Cell Biology & Physiology names Stewart vice chair

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Carl Wellman, professor emeritus in Arts & Sciences, 94

Philosopher Carl Wellman, the Hortense and Tobias Lewin Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Humanities in Arts & Sciences at…

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Wingfield receives career award

Wingfield Adia Harvey Wingfield, vice dean of faculty development and diversity and the Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor of Arts &…

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Muddied waters: sinking organics alter seafloor records

The remains of microscopic plankton blooms in near-shore ocean environments slowly sink to the seafloor, setting off processes that forever…

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Washington University lends support to Proposition R

Washington University in St. Louis has made a $25,000 contribution in support of Proposition R, an initiative that will appear…

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Nanoparticles create heat from light to manipulate electrical activity in neurons

Nanomaterials have been used in a variety of emerging applications, such as in targeted pharmaceuticals or to bolster other materials…

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Microbially produced fibers: stronger than steel, tougher than Kevlar

Spider silk is said to be one of the strongest, toughest materials on the Earth. Now engineers at Washington University…

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Mothers may face increased workplace discrimination post-pandemic, research warns

Working mothers are often expected to work like they don’t have children and raise children as if they don’t work….

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Don’t cry over spoiled milk, incentivize supply chain for longer shelf life

Too much milk gets pitched, something that was an issue long before these pandemic times of global food insecurity. One…

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‘Cool flames’ ignited in space

An entirely new class of fire, spherical cool diffusion flames, appropriately referred to as “cool flames,” has been documented by…

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