COVID-19 human milk studies should continue without stopping breastfeeding, researchers say

COVID-19 human milk studies should continue without stopping breastfeeding, researchers say

It is not easy to conduct human milk research during a pandemic. Yet despite the consistent lack of quality evidence for transmission of viral RNA from breast milk, some leaders are pushing ahead by altering public health and clinical practice guidance, according to E.A. Quinn, associate professor of biological anthropology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.
Spilling ‘Boundaries’

Spilling ‘Boundaries’

Rob Morgan, in Arts & Sciences, shares the story of how he steered the Beyond Boundaries Program — in its first cohort in 2019-2020 — to roll with the challenges of COVID-19. Embracing resiliency and creativity, Morgan and the program pivoted, creating a podcast to bridge the digital divide.
Four steps to a healthy WashU community

Four steps to a healthy WashU community

This fall, each and every member of the Washington University community who will be on campus will be required to follow four steps — four public health measures that must be completed by students, faculty and staff individually, but will have an impact globally.
Washington University announces plans for fall semester

Washington University announces plans for fall semester

Since spring, Washington University has been planning for the upcoming fall semester to determine how to bring students, faculty and staff back to the Danforth Campus as safely as possible as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve in the St. Louis region, across the country and around the world. Today the university announced its plans for the start of the next academic year, which begins in August and September.
Lab-made virus mimics COVID-19 virus

Lab-made virus mimics COVID-19 virus

To help efforts to find drugs and vaccines for COVID-19, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine developed a hybrid virus that will enable more scientists to enter the fight against the pandemic. The researchers genetically modified a mild virus.