“Too Far North,” a poem written by Aaron Coleman, a PhD candidate in comparative literature in Arts & Sciences, was published recently in The New York Times Magazine. Coleman also recently received a Philip K. Jansen Memorial Fellowship from the American Literary Translators Association.
Sophisticated techniques for testing hypotheses about the brain by activating and silencing genes are currently available for only a handful of model organisms. Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis are working on a simplified toolkit that will allow scientists who study animal behavior to manipulate the genomes of many other animals with the hope of accelerating progress in our understanding of the brain.
Timothy Moore, the John and Penelope Biggs Distinguished Professor of Classics and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Classics in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, recently delivered a paper titled “Meter, Music and Memory in Roman Theater” at a workshop on “Music and Memory in the Ancient Mediterranean World,” sponsored by the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University.
Brett Teng Gao, an incoming senior at Washington University in St. Louis, recently was part of a team that won the Google-sponsored Artificial Intelligence Genomics Hackathon.
With the aim of streamlining the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, a Washington University student-led team has designed an online app to help doctors more quickly evaluate patients. The app is being tested at the School of Medicine.
Behind the chubby cheeks and bright eyes of babies as young as 8 months lies the smoothly whirring mind of a social statistician, logging our every move and making odds on what a person is most likely to do next, suggests new research co-led by Washington University in St. Louis.
Children as young as 3 already are beginning to recognize and follow important rules and patterns governing how letters in the English language fit together to make words, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis.
Robyn S. Klein, MD, PhD, a physician-scientist recognized internationally for her work on the brain’s immune system, has been named vice provost and associate dean for graduate education for the Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences. She will begin her new post Jan. 1.
New Horizons team members just pulled off “eclipse” observations of a body at the far outer reaches of the solar system, showing August eclipse tourists how it’s done.
Ali Taheri Araghi, a Washington University in St. Louis PhD student in comparative literature in Arts & Sciences, has received Prairie Schooner’s Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing for his story “Snow,” published in the journal’s fall 2016 issue.