Diving in to how our brains process information

Engineering, ArtSci researchers will use fMRI and twins to better understand cognitive control From the WashU Newsroom… How our brains process information is intimately tied to the kinds of goals we have or the tasks we need to perform. For example, when showed the word “yellow,” our brains process it differently depending on whether we […]

In sync: How cells make connections could impact circadian rhythm

From the WashU Newsroom… If you’ve ever experienced jet lag, you are familiar with your circadian rhythm, which manages nearly all aspects of metabolism, from sleep-wake cycles to body temperature to digestion. Every cell in the body has a circadian clock, but researchers were unclear about how networks of cells connect with each other over […]

New faculty join School of Engineering & Applied Science

A diverse group of new faculty joins the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis, bringing the total number to 96.5 during the 2018-2019 academic year. From the WashU School of Engineering News… “Each year, we compete with the very best engineering schools to recruit extraordinary faculty members,” said Aaron […]

An ‘unprecedented look’ into the protein behind hypertension, epilepsy and other conditions

Washington University engineer will look into potential treatment candidates From the WashU Newsroom… The seemingly unrelated conditions of hypertension, epilepsy and overactive bladder may be linked by electrical activity in a protein long studied by a biomedical engineer at Washington University in St. Louis. After new technology recently revealed the structure of the protein, the lab […]

Noninvasive brain tumor biopsy on the horizon

New technique developed at Washington University in St. Louis uses blood test From the WashU Newsroom… Taking a biopsy of a brain tumor is a complicated and invasive surgical process, but a team of researchers at Washington University in St. Louis is developing a way that allows them to detect tumor biomarkers through a simple […]

Genin named inaugural Faught Professor of Mechanical Engineering

From the WashU Newsroom… Guy Genin, an internationally renowned expert in mechanobiology, was installed as the Harold and Kathleen Faught Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis Feb. 12. Genin, professor of mechanical engineering, studies interfaces and adhesion in nature, physiology and engineering. His research focuses on mechanobiology and aims to understand […]

PhD in imaging science launched

School of Engineering & Applied Science to offer unique degree From the WashU Newsroom… The field of imaging science — marked by rapidly changing and improving technology — plays a critical role in applications ranging from cancer diagnosis to virtual reality. With the aim of training the next leaders in imaging, the School of Engineering & […]

Bear or chipmunk? Engineer finds how brain encodes sounds

From the WashU Newsroom… When you are out in the woods and hear a cracking sound, your brain needs to process quickly whether the sound is coming from, say, a bear or a chipmunk. In new research published in PLoS Biology, a biomedical engineer at Washington University in St. Louis has a new interpretation for an old observation, […]