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2013-09-26 23:39:24

Washington University partners with Speartip, LLC to offer a Cyber Security Master's Program for students. Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) September 26, 2013

Model Organisms Gone Wild
2013-09-13 14:08:40

Amoebas that are placid, model organisms in the lab, farm bacteria and carry guards to protect their crops in the wild

Lab-made Complexes Absorb More Sunlight
2013-08-21 15:47:02

A ring of protein and pigments, half synthetic and half natural, can be used to quickly prototype light-harvesting antennas that absorb more sunlight than fully natural ones

Flexible Hub Network Of The Brain Helps Humans Adapt
2013-08-13 09:48:22

One thing that sets humans apart from other animals is our ability to intelligently and rapidly adapt to a wide variety of new challenges — using skills learned in much different contexts to inform and guide the handling of any new task at hand.

Tiny Single-celled Organisms Have Amazingly Complicated Social Lives
2013-07-30 09:06:00

In 2011, Nature announced that scientists had discovered a single-celled organism that is a primitive farmer. The organism, a social amoeba called Dictyostelium discoideum, picks up edible bacteria, carries them to new locations and harvests them like crops.

2013-07-26 23:20:19

Sharon Gietl, vice president – information technology at The Doe Run Company (Doe Run), presented at the 2013 Society for Information Management (SIM) Regional Leadership Forum (RLF), held at

2013-07-17 23:00:45

The lung transplant program at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital continues to be one of the best in the world. St.

2013-06-20 23:03:11

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the first hospital in Missouri to earn Comprehensive Stroke Center status.

2013-04-24 15:36:37

An investigational treatment for an inherited form of Lou Gehrig’s disease has passed an early phase clinical trial for safety.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.