Cheryl is charming and vivacious. Cheryl is selfish and unreliable. In her new comedy “Cheryl Robs a Bank,” which will debut this weekend as part of the A.E. Hotchner New Play Festival, Holly Gabelmann explores questions of identity, self-presentation, anti-heroism and who gets to tell the story.
New research from Washington University in St. Louis shows that honey bees rely on chemical cues related to their shared gut microbial communities, instead of genetic relatedness, to identify members of their colony.
Stephanie L. Reel, most recently chief information officer for all divisions of the Johns Hopkins University and Health System, has been appointed interim chief information officer at Washington University, according to Chancellor Andrew. D. Martin. Reel will serve in the role while the university conducts a national search for a permanent CIO.
School of Medicine researchers have received an $8.5 million grant to study the role of gut viruses in inflammatory bowel disease. Tools developed in the course of the project could accelerate research into other roles of the virome in health and disease.
A new grant for research at the School of Medicine focuses on brain scans and other markers of Alzheimer’s. The aim is to establish whether early markers of disease in white populations also apply to African Americans.
Sugar-sweetened beverage warning labels are effective in dissuading consumers from choosing them, with graphics having the greatest impact, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
Washington University students are not only excited to vote in the upcoming election, they are stepping up to help others on campus and in the community cast their ballots. Here, three students share how they are getting out the vote.
New research — co-led by Washington University School of Medicine — has identified the most important features of cancer cells’ protein fragments, which can help distinguish the tumor from healthy tissue, enabling researchers to design better immunotherapies, including vaccines.
The university’s crisis response fund will continue to support employees affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Applications for assistance open Monday, Oct. 12, and will remain open through Oct. 30. The fund already has distributed support to student applicants this fall.
Climate change is affecting the spread and severity of infectious diseases around the world — and infectious diseases may in turn be contributing to climate change, according to new research from Washington University’s Living Earth Collaborative working group led by biologist Amanda Koltz in Arts & Sciences.