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Scholars Tackle Misconceptions on Aging

The primary goal of the McDonnell Academy’s 6th International Symposium in Brisbane, Australia in September 2016 was to foster research collaborations among Academy partner institutions on major challenges facing societies around the world, especially energy and environment, food and water, public health, and population aging. As continuum to the Symposium, the Forum for Greater China […]

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Washington University’s First Forum for Greater China

Forum for Greater China: An Aging Population Over the past two decades, Washington University has developed close partnerships with China Agricultural University, Fudan University, Peking University, Tsinghua University, and Xi’an Jiaotong University through its McDonnell International Scholars Academy. Today, the university is positioned to have an even greater presence and impact in China with the […]

WashU, Guatemalan healthcare professionals partner to combat CKD epidemic in Latin America

A group of Washington University researchers, residents, fellows and staff partnered with the Guatemala Social Security Institute (IGSS) hospital system in Guatemala City to work together towards improving patient outcomes and understanding of MesoAmerican Nephropathy (MeN), an unexplained epidemic of chronic kidney disease prevalent on the Pacific coast of Latin American, particularly Guatemala, Nicaragua, El […]

Discovery might allow scientists to create crop varieties better suited to warming world

As we push the limits of agriculture to feed more people in a warmer world, we do not understand how plants sense temperature. In a surprising turn of events, scientists at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina and Washington University in St. Louis have just learned that plant light sensors also respond to temperature. […]

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Professors from WashU, Shanghai University, explore the benefits of a sharing economy

Collaborative consumption is an expanding economic force in our country and globally, with consumers sharing everything from cars, bicycles and even agricultural equipment. It happens quickly and efficiently, with a simple click of a button or a swipe of a finger. How does the explosion of this new business practice affect manufacturers? New research from […]

A better understanding of how the Ebloa virus replicates could lead to treatments

A $13 million grant to study how the Ebola virus replicates has been awarded to a team led by Gaya Amarasinghe, PhD, an associate professor of pathology and immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The grant, from the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health […]

WashU engineer Yoram Rudy visiting fellow at Oxford

Yoram Rudy, the Fred Saigh Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, was a Royal Academy of Engineering distinguished visiting fellow and fellow of Merton College at the University of Oxford from Sept. 1 to Oct. 15. Rudy’s research aims to understand the mechanisms that underlie normal and abnormal rhythms of the […]

Report on IIT Bombay Faculty Alumni Network (FAN) Meeting

Washington University in St. Louis was honored to host this meeting of distinguished leaders from India and the United States. A report on the FAN Meeting can be found on the IITB Alumni Newsletter at http://www.iitbombay.org/fan While we cannot know the challenges the world will be facing in the years to come, we do know for sure that […]

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