Modeling study: COVID-19 stay-at-home policies to be relaxed before pandemic peaks

Modeling study: COVID-19 stay-at-home policies to be relaxed before pandemic peaks

Relaxing stay-at-home social and business policies will be accompanied by increases in the infection rate, and the race for a vaccine will lose its value to big Pharma almost with each passing day. Those are the main findings by two economists from Washington University in St. Louis and another from the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis, who investigated the properties of the optimal lockdown policy.
How to build better highways in plants

How to build better highways in plants

The Dixit lab at Washington University in St. Louis, which in a study published in 2018 found molecular brakemen that keep the Arabidopsis Fragile Fiber 1 (FRA1) motor protein in check, uncovered in continuing research that FRA1 cinches its track in place through cellulose synthase-microtubule uncoupling proteins.
Acree wins LASA Best Book Award

Acree wins LASA Best Book Award

William Acree, associate professor of Spanish in Arts & Sciences, has won a Best Book Award from the 19th Century Section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). The award was announced May15, in conjunction with LASA’s 2020 International Congress.
Bookshelf: Living faithfully in a world of difference

Bookshelf: Living faithfully in a world of difference

In a society that is increasingly diverse yet less tolerant, how can Christians live faithfully while respecting those whose beliefs are radically different? A Washington University in St. Louis scholar says before we can find common ground with others, we must start by acknowledging and being comfortable with our own beliefs that make us different.
Gross receives 2020 ASMS John B. Fenn Award

Gross receives 2020 ASMS John B. Fenn Award

Michael L. Gross, professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences and of immunology and internal medicine in the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, has received this year’s John B. Fenn Award for a Distinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry.
Hayes receives 5 Sigma Physicist award

Hayes receives 5 Sigma Physicist award

Sophia Hayes, professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named a 5 Sigma Physicist by the American Physical Society for her outstanding science advocacy.
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