School of Medicine researchers have identified a compound that targets the APOE protein in the brains of mice and protects against damage induced by the Alzheimer’s protein amyloid beta.
About half of people with blood clots in the deep veins of their legs develop a complication that involves chronic limb pain and swelling, making it difficult for some to walk and perform daily activities. A large-scale clinical trial has shown that a risky, costly procedure to remove such clots fails to reduce the likelihood that patients will develop the debilitating complication.
A new study hints that even large physician practices may have trouble moving to a payment system that rewards quality of health care over quantity of services delivered. And the new system may disproportionately burden small practices, researchers found.
Membraneless organelles are tiny droplets inside a single cell, thought to regulate everything from division, to movement, to its very destruction. New research from engineers at Washington University in St. Louis uncovers the principles underlying the formation and organization of membraneless organelles.
The Brown School is launching a series of post-master’s certificate programs, beginning this spring with a course on creating effective supports for parents and families.
The Dec. 1 meeting of the Washington University in St. Louis Board of Trustees focused on trends in higher education and the search for a new chancellor, according to Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. The board also elected a new trustee, Albert Yuk Keung Ip, BS ’73, executive director and chief executive officer of Langham Hospitality Investments Limited in Hong Kong.
Deneb Stars is providing community and support to low-income students. It’s a segment of the population that often reports feeling left out on a campus where students wear Canada Goose parkas and vacation abroad during breaks.
A cross-disciplinary team from chemistry and physics in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis has discovered both a framework to predict where neutrons will inhabit a nucleus and a way to predict the skin thickness of a nucleus.
Nearly 30 percent of U.S. college students drop out in their first year, on average. One segment of a campus population shown to experience a particularly difficult time fitting in: underrepresented minority students. Now, a new intervention program being implemented through the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis aims to help minority students feel that they belong on campus.
The process to select the next chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis is in full swing, with the final two members added to the search committee, Susan B. McCollum and Empress Sanders. Listening sessions are underway on the Danforth Campus, with sessions scheduled on the Medical Campus in January.