Ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is the world’s leading environmental health risk factor. At only 2.5 micrometers or smaller, these particles are small enough to be inhaled and cause respiratory problems, such as asthma and bronchitis, and cardiovascular issues, including heart attacks and high blood pressure. For children, PM2.5 can cause lifelong developmental issues, and […]
In the central Arctic, the coldest winter nights are the clearest, when heat from Earth can escape into space unimpeded. Under a cozy blanket of clouds, though, long-wave radiation gets trapped and contributes to warming, so any process that leads to increased cloud formation and lingering cloudiness also boosts surface temperatures. Small aerosol particles, including […]
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Aaloke Mody, MD, in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Medicine at Washington University will tell you that HIV treatment has advanced tremendously over the past three decades. Today, patients living with HIV can take a single daily pill and extend their life expectancy to equal those who don’t […]
A rescue dog who was adopted from the Humane Society, Train passed away in September at the age of 16 (give or take). Still, his legacy continues. In April, the scientific journal PLoS ONE published the latest results of his labors: a study led by his companion and research collaborator, Karen DeMatteo, senior lecturer in […]
Ten recent alumni of Washington University in St. Louis earned Fulbright awards in 2023 to travel abroad to conduct research or to teach English.
Law professor and international criminal lawyer Leila Nadya Sadat explains why she’ll ‘never give up’ in the pursuit of a global treaty to prosecute mass crimes taking place in Ukraine and around the world. Crimes against humanity are among the worst international crimes. They involve widespread or systematic attacks on the most vulnerable members of […]
In March, Italy’s Data Protection Agency took the extraordinary step of banning ChatGPT within the country over concerns about consent and personal data privacy. Ironically, this one-month ban may have provided the strongest evidence to date of the technology’s transformative impact on business and the economy.
Gaya K. Amarasinghe, PhD, Alumni Endowed Professor of Pathology and Immunology, and a multi-institutional team of researchers were awarded a $16.8 million grant from NIH for their Ebola virus research.
The overarching goal of Dr. Anubha Agarwal’s NIH/Fogarty Global Health Fellowship year was to answer the question: How can we improve heart failure care in South India?
The Brown School’s Virginia McKay has received National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to test whether an effort to improve cancer treatment for children in Latin America is sustainable.