Cancer cells rev up synthesis, compared with neighbors
Researchers led by Gary J. Patti in Arts & Sciences established a method to watch what nutrients are used at which rates spatially throughout a tumor. The new approach offers clues for potential treatment strategies.
The psychological challenges of rural living
A new study co-authored by Emily Willroth, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, sheds light on how our environment — urban or rural — can affect our personality.
Engineering team receives $3.6M to combat plastic waste
Washington University is leading a new effort to address the grand challenge of developing the next generation of high-performance, sustainably sourced and biodegradable plastics that advance engineering while also protecting the environment.
Book explores ChatGPT’s power to revolutionize research
Artificial intelligence can turn from a mere tool into a full-fledged partner in the research process. A new book from a faculty member at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis serves as a guide to the future of research.
Bogost named Barbara and David Thomas Distinguished Professor
Ian Bogost has been named the Barbara and David Thomas Distinguished Professor at Washington University in St. Louis.
Wearable, light-based brain-imaging tech to be commercialized with aid of NIH grant
Wearable brain-imaging tech aims to reveal how the brain works in natural, realistic situations. Washington University researchers received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop and commercialize a brain-imaging cap that uses LED light to gauge brain activity.
Study: ‘Counter-stereotypical’ messaging can move needle on vaccinations
A large-scale study led by Olin Business School researcher Brad Larsen to see if politically partisan cues can induce people to get COVID-19 vaccines found that, yes, they can.
Induction of a torpor-like state with ultrasound
Some mammals and birds have a clever way to preserve energy and heat by going into torpor, during which their body temperature and metabolic rate drop. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis safely and noninvasively induced a torpor-like state in mice and rats by using ultrasound to stimulate the hypothalamus preoptic area in the brain.
University recognized as American Talent Initiative High-Flier
Bloomberg Philanthropies has recognized Washington University in St. Louis as an American Talent Initiative High-Flier, a group of 28 high-graduation-rate institutions that are national leaders in college access and success for lower-income students.
Siteman Cancer Center launches cancer screening initiative to address racial disparities
Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the School of Medicine is launching a prostate cancer screening initiative along with an educational campaign in the St. Louis region to address racial disparities in prostate cancer.
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