An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the School of Medicine and the School of Engineering & Applied Science is redefining the notion of a wisdom tooth. The team is developing technology that could someday be used to detect early signs of certain diseases in high-risk patients.
As scientists try to find therapy options to fight back and neck pain, considerable interest exists in harnessing stem cells to restore nucleus pulposus, the chief material in discs. Previous research shows human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) can express markers for a wide variety of cells, including those that secrete NP. A collaborative team of scientists at Washington University has developed a new process to generate NP-like cells from hiPSCs.
Washington University and the National University of Singapore partnered to present a multi-day symposia, “University Partnerships for Innovation: Advancing Human Well-Being.”
Most of us don’t think about our teeth and bones until one aches or breaks. A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis looked deep within collagen fibers to see how the body forms new bone and teeth, seeking insights into faster bone healing and new biomaterials.
Injecting carbon dioxide deep underground into basalt flows holds promise as an abatement strategy. Now, new research by scientists at Washington University in St. Louis sheds light on exactly what happens underground during the process, illustrating precisely how effective the volcanic rock could be in trapping and converting CO2 emissions.
Guy Genin, an internationally renowned expert in mechanobiology, was installed as the Harold and Kathleen Faught Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis on Feb. 12.
High-profile cyberattacks and data breaches have made cybersecurity engineering one of the fastest-growing careers in the world, yet demand for highly qualified leaders exceeds supply. To meet that demand, the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis is launching a master’s degree in cybersecurity engineering to train new experts for this high-profile field.
Research from a collaborative team at Washington University in St. Louis tested a 3-D method that could lead to new diagnostic tools that will precisely measure the third-trimester growth and folding patterns of a baby’s brain. Their findings might help to sound an early alarm on developmental disorders in preemies that could affect them later in life.
Mark Anastasio has been appointed chair of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Biomedical Imaging Technology B Study Section (BMIT-B) for a two-year term beginning July 1. He is professor of biomedical engineering and of electrical and systems engineering at the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis.
Three researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, Raj Jain, David Kirk and Stuart Kornfeld, are being honored for outstanding contributions to science by the Academy of Science-St. Louis.