Student with app showing on phone

Stressed? There’s an app for that

After learning that local veterans were facing long waits for mental health services, a team of medical and engineering students at Washington University in St. Louis wanted to help in some way. The team created an app that measures a user’s stress and suggests steps to take to alleviate it.
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Gruev named SIU distinguished alumnus

The Southern Illinois University Alumni Association will honor Viktor Gruev, of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, as the recipient of the 2016 SIU Distinguished Alumni Award for Young Alumni Achievement.
Engineered strains of E. coli were used in the cellular kill switch research. The PopQC sensor rewarded high-performing bacteria with extra protein to grow and thrive; the lazy bacteria were eliminated.

Survival of the hardest-working

An engineering team at Washington University in St. Louis developed a cellular kill switch, a sensor that rewards hard working cells and eliminates their lazy counterparts. The high-tech engineering fix could help improve production of biofuels and pharmaceuticals.
Fireflies use oscillation to communicate. A Washington University in St. Louis engineer has found a new way to control chemical oscillation that could help regulate biorhythms involving the heart and brain.

Better understanding biorhythms

Fireflies use oscillation to communicate on the same wavelength. An engineer at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a new waveform that can control chemical oscillation in the lab. This finding could lead to better understanding of oscillation as it pertains to heart pacemakers, the brain’s neural patterns and even jet lag.
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