Latest Washington University Stories
Analysis of new images of a curious â€œhot spotâ€ on the far side of the Moon reveal it to be a small volcanic province created by the upwelling of silicic magma.
A microlaser no bigger than a pinprick can accurately detect and count individual viruses, the particles that jumpstart cloud formation or those that contaminate the air we breathe.
Written in coconut DNA are two origins of cultivation, several ancient trade routes, and the history of the colonization of the Americas.
Picture a menacing drill sergeant, a gory slaughterhouse, a devastating scene of a natural disaster.
A dramatically better computer tool for finding the genetic missteps that fuel cancer has been developed by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital â€“ Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project investigators.
Combining electrochemistry and photovoltaics to clean up oxidation reactions .
In two independent studies scientists have separately identified DNA on chromosome 3 that appears to be related to depression.
"I have a slide that has a photo of a cornfield and a big photovoltaic array," says Robert Blankenship, a scientist who studies photosynthesis at Washington University in St. Louis.
Both migration and evolution played a role in the adaptation of shootingstars to warmer temperatures after the last ice age.
It sounds like science-fiction, but one researcher has used new technology that may someday allow patients with a prosthetic arm to move their limb by thought alone.
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.