Latest Washington University Stories
Recent work at Washington University in St Louis sheds light on one of the most important events in earth-history, the conquest of land by plants 480 million years ago.
Researchers are devising instruments and protocols to assess the impact of nanoparticles on the environment and human health before they are sent to market.
An international group of anthropologists offers a new theory about the diffusion of maize to the Southwestern United States and the impact it had.
Washington University physicists are closing in on the origin of cosmic rays.
A mathematical model of a simple circuit in a chicken brain raises fundamental questions about our understanding of neural circuitry.
The findings from a study published this month by the journal Social Science and Medicine have implications for informed consent in human subjects research and the debate over research participation incentives.
A gold nanocage covered with a polymer is a smart drug delivery system.
Everyone knows that frogs are in trouble and that some species have disappeared, but a recent analysis of Central American frog surveys shows the situation is worse than had been thought.
Alexis Webb enters a small room at Washington University in St. Louis with walls, floor and ceiling painted dark green, shuts the door, turns off the lights and bends over a microscope in a black box draped with black cloth. Through the microscope, she can see a single nerve cell on a glass cover slip glowing dimly.
Accumulating carbon and nitrogen stable isotope data from fossil humans in Europe is pointing towards a significant shift in the range of animal resources exploited with the spread of modern humans into Europe 40,000 years ago.
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