Locusts help uncover the mysteries of smell

By looking into the brains of locusts, researchers in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis have determined how one smell can affect another, and how a locust can recognize a smell even though its brain activity looks different depending on the context.
Amit Pathak in lab

Role of cell group behavior target of $1.9 million award

Amit Pathak, a mechanical engineer at Washington University in St. Louis who specializes in mechanobiology, plans to take a closer look at various aspects of cell group behavior — and their implications for diseases such as cancer — with a prestigious five-year, $1.9 million grant for early-stage investigators from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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Parking and Transportation 2018-19 updates and reminders

Eligible individuals can now purchase permits for the Occasional Parking Program or Bearly Drivers Carpool for the 2018-19 academic year. Updates also included on permit holds, a new Metrolink station and gate-arm technology in parking garages.

Vibrations at an exceptional point

A team of international researchers led by engineers at Washington University has developed a way to use a light field to trigger a mechanical movement that will generate an acoustic wave.