University partners for Grow Solar STL program

University partners for Grow Solar STL program

Washington University in St. Louis is partnering with area organizations to offer more affordable solar panel installation for homeowners in several St. Louis areas. Learn more during a “Solar Power Hour” Oct. 23 in Schnuck Pavilion.
Jill Biden, alumna Brittany Packnett headline ‘She Leads’ conference

Jill Biden, alumna Brittany Packnett headline ‘She Leads’ conference

Jill Biden (left), wife of former Vice President Joe Biden and a lifelong educator, will deliver the keynote address of “She Leads,” a two-day event organized by the Olin Fellowship featuring female leaders in technology, public service, medicine and other fields. Alumna Brittany Packnett’s talk Oct. 24 in Graham Chapel will kick off the conference.
NIH gives major boost to microbiome research on Medical Campus

NIH gives major boost to microbiome research on Medical Campus

A longtime leader in microbiome research, the School of Medicine plans to expand research into the microbiome with a new mouse facility that will further enable researchers to understand how microbes influence health and disease. The facility will be funded with an $8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and an additional $2.8 million from the School of Medicine.
Understanding criticality and the brain’s neural networks

Understanding criticality and the brain’s neural networks

New research from Washington University in St. Louis confirms that the brain tunes itself to a point where it is as excitable as it can be without tipping into disorder, similar to a phase transition. The new research from Keith Hengen, assistant professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, is published Oct. 7 in the journal Neuron.