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“Relationships between accelerometry and general compensatory movements of the upper limb after stroke” (2020) Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation Relationships between accelerometry and general compensatory movements of the upper limb after stroke (2020) Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 17 (1), art. no. 138, . Barth, J.a , Klaesner, J.W.a d , Lang, C.E.a b c a Washington University School of Medicine, Program in Physical Therapy, St. Louis, […]

The path to the National Academy of Medicine

In this Q&A, Deanna Barch, PhD discusses her path to a research career, the importance of interdisciplinary inquiry in health and medicine, and the big questions that drive her work. Barch was recently elected to the National Academy of Medicine. A few weeks ago, on a late Friday afternoon just as the work week was […]

Barch, Bateman elected to National Academy of Medicine

Deanna M. Barch, PhD, an expert in cognitive and language deficits in psychological disorders, and Randall J. Bateman, MD, a leading Alzheimer’s disease researcher, have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, a part of the National Academy of Sciences. Membership in the organization is extended to those who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment […]

‘Honey bee, it’s me’

For a honey bee, few things are more important than recognizing your nestmates. Being able to tell a nestmate from an invader could mean the difference between a honey-stocked hive and a long, lean winter. New research from Washington University in St. Louis shows that honey bees rely on chemical cues related to their shared […]

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“Depression and Buprenorphine Treatment in Patients with Non-cancer Pain and Prescription Opioid Dependence without Comorbid Substance Use Disorders” (2021) Journal of Affective Disorders Depression and Buprenorphine Treatment in Patients with Non-cancer Pain and Prescription Opioid Dependence without Comorbid Substance Use Disorders (2021) Journal of Affective Disorders, 278, pp. 563-569. Scherrer, J.F.a , Salas, J.a , Grucza, R.a , Sullivan, M.D.b , Lustman, P.J.c d , […]

Hengen awarded $1.8M to study sleep’s contribution to brain function

Sleep is vitally important for brain function and survival. Yet sleep remains one of the most poorly understood features of life. Keith Hengen, assistant professor of biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, received a three-year $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the role of […]

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards grants to three researchers

Three Washington University in St. Louis researchers have received Young Investigator Grants from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. The foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by supporting research that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research. The $70,000 grants help junior investigators launch innovative basic, translational and clinical research […]

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“Incidence of uveitis and macular edema among patients taking fingolimod 0.5 mg for multiple sclerosis” (2020) Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection Incidence of uveitis and macular edema among patients taking fingolimod 0.5 mg for multiple sclerosis (2020) Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection, 10 (1), art. no. 24, . Sonne, S.J.a , Smith, B.T.b c a St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. […]

Prenatal cannabis exposure associated with adverse outcomes during middle childhood

While cannabis use during pregnancy is on the rise, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have found evidence that the resulting children are more likely to have psychopathology in middle childhood. The team’s analysis are the first steps in studying the effects of cannabis on children as attitudes surrounding its use change rapidly — […]

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“Characterization of focused ultrasound-mediated brainstem delivery of intranasally administered agents” (2020) Journal of Controlled Release Characterization of focused ultrasound-mediated brainstem delivery of intranasally administered agents (2020) Journal of Controlled Release, 328, pp. 276-285. Ye, D.a , Luan, J.a , Pang, H.b , Yang, Y.b , Nazeri, A.c , Rubin, J.B.d e , Chen, H.b f a Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Washington University in St. Louis, […]

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“Analysis of Modulation of the ρ1 GABAA Receptor by Combinations of Inhibitory and Potentiating Neurosteroids Reveals Shared and Distinct Binding Sites” (2020) Molecular Pharmacology Analysis of Modulation of the ρ1 GABAA Receptor by Combinations of Inhibitory and Potentiating Neurosteroids Reveals Shared and Distinct Binding Sites (2020) Molecular Pharmacology, 98 (4), pp. 280-291.  Germann, A.L., Reichert, D.E., Burbridge, A.B., Pierce, S.R., […]

Zacks receives $250K grant from James S. McDonnell Foundation

Jeffrey M. Zacks, associate chair and professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences and professor of radiology at the School of Medicine, received a four-year $250,000 grant from the James S. McDonnell Foundation to study event cognition “in the wild.” This project will take the research into the world, where people actually […]

Female faculty in psychological sciences survey present, chart future

Psychology has made some impressive gains in gender parity in recent years. In the United States, women comprise the vast majority of undergraduate students in psychology classrooms, and women earn 71% of psychology PhDs. But these gains don’t tell the entire story. To fill in the gaps, a group of nearly 60 women faculty members […]

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“Experience-dependent resonance in amygdalo-cortical circuits supports fear memory retrieval following extinction” (2020) Nature Communications Experience-dependent resonance in amygdalo-cortical circuits supports fear memory retrieval following extinction (2020) Nature Communications, 11 (1), art. no. 4358, . Ozawa, M.a b , Davis, P.a b c e , Ni, J.a , Maguire, J.a , Papouin, T.a d , Reijmers, L.a a Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine, Tufts University, Boston, MA, United States b Graduate Program in […]

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“Polygenic risk for anxiety influences anxiety comorbidity and suicidal behavior in bipolar disorder” (2020) Translational Psychiatry Polygenic risk for anxiety influences anxiety comorbidity and suicidal behavior in bipolar disorder (2020) Translational Psychiatry, 10 (1), art. no. 298, . Lopes, F.L.a , Zhu, K.a , Purves, K.L.b , Song, C.a , Ahn, K.a , Hou, L.a , Akula, N.a , Kassem, L.a , Bergen, S.E.c , Landen, M.c d , Veras, A.B.e , Nardi, […]

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“Testing the impact of a single nucleotide polymorphism in a Plasmodium berghei ApiAP2 transcription factor on experimental cerebral malaria in mice” (2020) Scientific Reports Testing the impact of a single nucleotide polymorphism in a Plasmodium berghei ApiAP2 transcription factor on experimental cerebral malaria in mice (2020) Scientific Reports, 10 (1), art. no. 13630, . Akkaya, M.a , Bansal, A.b e , Sheehan, P.W.a f , Pena, […]

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“Orbitofrontal-striatal potentiation underlies cocaine-induced hyperactivity” (2020) Nature Communications Orbitofrontal-striatal potentiation underlies cocaine-induced hyperactivity (2020) Nature Communications, 11 (1), art. no. 3996, . Bariselli, S.a d , Miyazaki, N.L.a , Creed, M.C.b c , Kravitz, A.V.a c a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, United States b Washington University Pain Center, St Louis, MO 63110, United States c Departments of Psychiatry, […]

Zeroing out their own zap

Electric fish generate electric pulses to communicate with other fish and sense their surroundings. Some species broadcast shorter electric pulses, while others send out long ones. But all that zip-zapping in the water can get confusing. The fish need to filter out their own pulses so they can identify external messages and only respond to […]

Aging memories may not be ‘worse,’ just ‘different’

“Memory is the first thing to go.” Everyone has heard it, and decades of research studies seem to confirm it: While it may not always be the first sign of aging, some faculties, including memory, do get worse as people age. It may not be that straightforward. Zachariah Reagh, assistant professor of psychological and brain […]

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“Blood plasma phosphorylated-tau isoforms track CNS change in Alzheimer’s disease” (2020) The Journal of Experimental Medicine Blood plasma phosphorylated-tau isoforms track CNS change in Alzheimer’s disease (2020) The Journal of Experimental Medicine, 217 (11), . Barthélemy, N.R.a , Horie, K.a , Sato, C.a , Bateman, R.J.a b c a Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO b Hope Center for Neurological Disorders, […]

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"Gait asymmetry, and bilateral coordination of gait during a six-minute walk test in persons with multiple sclerosis" (2020) Scientific Reports Gait asymmetry, and bilateral coordination of gait during a six-minute walk test in persons with multiple sclerosis(2020) Scientific Reports, 10 (1), art. no. 12382, .  Plotnik, M.a b c , Wagner, J.M.d , Adusumilli, G.e , Gottlieb, A.a , Naismith, R.T.e a Center of Advanced Technologies in Rehabilitation, […]

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“A PIP2 substitute mediates voltage sensor-pore coupling in KCNQ activation” (2020) Communications Biology A PIP2 substitute mediates voltage sensor-pore coupling in KCNQ activation (2020) Communications Biology, 3 (1), art. no. 385, . Liu, Y.a , Xu, X.b , Gao, J.c , Naffaa, M.M.a , Liang, H.a , Shi, J.a , Wang, H.Z.c , Yang, N.-D.a , Hou, P.a , Zhao, W.a , White, K.M.F.a , Kong, W.a , Dou, A.a , Cui, A.a , Zhang, […]

Zacks awarded $2M grant from NIH

Jeffrey Zacks, professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, received a nearly $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in support of a multiyear project titled “Improving Everyday Memory in Healthy Aging and Early Alzheimer’s Disease.” Read more.

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“Quantification of brain oxygen extraction and metabolism with (15O)-gas PET: A technical review in the era of PET-MRI” (2020) NeuroImage Quantification of brain oxygen extraction and metabolism with [15O]-gas PET: A technical review in the era of PET/MRI (2020) NeuroImage, 220, art. no. 117136, .  Fan, A.P.a b , An, H.c , Moradi, F.a , Rosenberg, J.a , Ishii, Y.a […]

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“A genome-wide cross-phenotype meta-analysis of the association of blood pressure with migraine” (2020) Nature Communications A genome-wide cross-phenotype meta-analysis of the association of blood pressure with migraine (2020) Nature Communications, 11 (1), art. no. 3368, . Guo, Y.a b c , Rist, P.M.a b c , Daghlas, I.a b , Giulianini, F.a , Gormley, P.e f g h , Anttila, V.f g i , Winsvold, B.S.j k l , Palta, P.m , Esko, T.f n o , Pers, T.H.f o p q , Farh, K.-H.f i r , Cuenca-Leon, E.e f g s , Muona, […]

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Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Praesent euismod, quam at feugiat commodo, turpis orci feugiat justo, nec porta nibh lectus vitae dui. Author Correction: Multimodal hippocampal subfield grading for Alzheimer’s disease classification (Scientific Reports, (2019), 9, 1, (13845), 10.1038/s41598-019-49970-9) (2020) Scientific Reports Author Correction: Multimodal hippocampal subfield grading for Alzheimer’s disease classification (Scientific […]

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“Using polygenic scores for identifying individuals at increased risk of substance use disorders in clinical and population samples” (2020) Translational Psychiatry Using polygenic scores for identifying individuals at increased risk of substance use disorders in clinical and population samples (2020) Translational Psychiatry, 10 (1), art. no. 196, . Barr, P.B.a , Ksinan, A.b , Su, J.c , Johnson, E.C.d , […]

Board of Trustees grants faculty appointments, promotions

At the Washington University in St. Louis Board of Trustees meeting May 1, several faculty members were appointed or promoted with tenure, effective July 1 unless otherwise indicated. Appointment with tenure  …Jonathan Kipnis as professor of pathology and immunology at the School of Medicine; Carolina B. Lopez as professor of molecular microbiology at the School of Medicine […]

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“Entropy, mutual information, and systematic measures of structured spiking neural networks” (2020) Journal of Theoretical Biology Entropy, mutual information, and systematic measures of structured spiking neural networks (2020) Journal of Theoretical Biology, 501, art. no. 110310, . Li, W.a , Li, Y.b a Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States b Department […]

Patti a finalist for prestigious Blavatnik young scientist award

Gary Patti is among the 31 finalists for the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, selected from 305 nominations across the United States, the organization announced June 17. He is the first honoree from Washington University in St. Louis in the award’s seven-year history. Patti Patti, the Michael and Tina Powell Associate Professor of Chemistry in […]

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“GATA2 Regulates Constitutive PD-L1 and PD-L2 Expression in Brain Tumors” (2020) Scientific Reports GATA2 Regulates Constitutive PD-L1 and PD-L2 Expression in Brain Tumors (2020) Scientific Reports, 10 (1), art. no. 9027, . Fu, Y.a b , Liu, C.J.a b , Kobayashi, D.K.a b , Johanns, T.M.b c , Bowman-Kirigin, J.A.a , Schaettler, M.O.a , Mao, D.D.a , Bender, D.b , Kelley, D.G.d , Uppaluri, R.e , Bi, W.L.f , Dunn, I.F.g , […]

Braver receives $433K grant from NIH

Todd Braver, professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, received a $432,938 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support a project titled “Healthy Aging and the Cost of Cognitive Effort.” Read more.

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“Single cell transcriptomics reveals opioid usage evokes widespread suppression of antiviral gene program” (2020) Nature Communications Single cell transcriptomics reveals opioid usage evokes widespread suppression of antiviral gene program (2020) Nature Communications, 11 (1), art. no. 2611, .  Karagiannis, T.T.a b , Cleary, J.P., Jr.b c , Gok, B.b d , Henderson, A.J.e , Martin, N.G.f , Yajima, M.g , Nelson, […]

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“Peripheral nerve resident macrophages share tissue-specific programming and features of activated microglia” (2020) Nature Communications Peripheral nerve resident macrophages share tissue-specific programming and features of activated microglia (2020) Nature Communications, 11 (1), art. no. 2552, .  Wang, P.L.a b , Yim, A.K.Y.b , Kim, K.-W.a , Avey, D.b , Czepielewski, R.S.a , Colonna, M.a , Milbrandt, J.b , Randolph, G.J.a a Division […]

$13.7 million to further adolescent brain development study

Washington University scientists will receive $13.7 million in additional funding for ongoing research into adolescent brain development. Their work is part of the largest long-term study of brain development ever conducted in the United States. Washington University is one of 21 study sites around the country participating in the project. Launched in 2015, the Adolescent Brain […]

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“The Influence of Surgical Intervention and Sagittal Alignment on Frailty in Adult Cervical Deformity” (2020) Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.) The Influence of Surgical Intervention and Sagittal Alignment on Frailty in Adult Cervical Deformity (2020) Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.), 18 (6), pp. 583-589. Segreto, F.A.a b , Passias, P.G.a b , Brown, A.E.a b , Horn, S.R.a b , Bortz, C.A.a b , Pierce, K.E.a b , Alas, H.a b , […]

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“Feasibility and safety of focused ultrasound-enabled liquid biopsy in the brain of a porcine model” (2020) Scientific Reports Feasibility and safety of focused ultrasound-enabled liquid biopsy in the brain of a porcine model (2020) Scientific Reports, 10 (1), art. no. 7449, .  Pacia, C.P.a , Zhu, L.a , Yang, Y.a , Yue, Y.a , Nazeri, A.b , Michael Gach, H.a b […]

‘Thank you, #WashU20’ features Claire Weichselbaum, Kow Essuman

To the Class of 2020: Thank you. For your commitment to academic excellence. For your service to the St. Louis community. For your support of your fellow students. For your devotion to your labs, your teams, your campus organizations. You made Washington University in St. Louis better. We wish we could express our gratitude to […]

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“The effects of vagus nerve stimulation on the course and outcomes of patients with bipolar disorder in a treatment-resistant depressive episode: a 5-year prospective registry” (2020) International Journal of Bipolar Disorders The effects of vagus nerve stimulation on the course and outcomes of patients with bipolar disorder in a treatment-resistant depressive episode: a 5-year prospective […]

Nikhil Aggarwal wins 2020 Quatrano Prize

Nikhil Aggarwal, a senior majoring in the neuroscience track of biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been awarded the 2020 Ralph S. Quatrano Prize. Established through a generous donation by Katherine Day Reinleitner, the Quatrano Prize is awarded to the thesis showing greatest evidence of creativity in design, research […]

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“Ocular and brain imaging findings in Peters’ anomaly: A case report and literature review” (2020) Radiology Case Reports Ocular and brain imaging findings in Peters’ anomaly: A case report and literature review (2020) Radiology Case Reports, 15 (7), pp. 863-866.  Samara, A.a , Eldaya, R.W.b a Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, 4525 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110, […]

Manasvi Verma wins 2020 Spector Prize

Manasvi Verma, a senior majoring in biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been awarded the 2020 Spector Prize. Each year, the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis awards a prize to a graduating senior in memory of Marion Smith Spector, a 1938 […]

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“The SARM1 axon degeneration pathway: control of the NAD+ metabolome regulates axon survival in health and disease” (2020) Current Opinion in Neurobiology The SARM1 axon degeneration pathway: control of the NAD+ metabolome regulates axon survival in health and disease (2020) Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 63, pp. 59-66.  Figley, M.D.a , DiAntonio, A.a b a Department of Developmental Biology, Washington University […]

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“cADPR is a gene dosage-sensitive biomarker of SARM1 activity in healthy, compromised, and degenerating axons” (2020) Experimental Neurology cADPR is a gene dosage-sensitive biomarker of SARM1 activity in healthy, compromised, and degenerating axons (2020) Experimental Neurology, 329, art. no. 113252, .  Sasaki, Y.a , Engber, T.M.b , Hughes, R.O.b , Figley, M.D.c , Wu, T.a , Bosanac, T.b , Devraj, […]

Juniors Eisner, Klapow awarded prestigious Truman Scholarship

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin (lower image) surprises Truman Scholars  Max Klapow (left) and Zach Eisner. (Video: Tom Malkowicz/Washington University) Roommates and best friends Zach Eisner and Max Klapow, juniors at Washington University in St. Louis, have both won a Truman Scholarship, the premier graduate fellowship in the United States for those pursuing careers as public service leaders. […]

Research in most university labs moved from bench to internet

When Washington University Vice Chancellor for Research Jennifer K. Lodge first sounded the alarm about the disruptive impact COVID-19 likely would have on labs across the university, the research community heeded her warning, taking steps to shut down lab work and move as much as possible online. Those in position to do so began pivoting their research […]

Board of Trustees grants faculty appointments, promotions

At the Washington University in St. Louis Board of Trustees meeting March 6, several faculty members were appointed, promoted or granted tenure, effective July 1 unless otherwise indicated. Appointment with tenure  Stephanie Li as professor of English in Arts & Sciences;  Alessandro Vindigni as professor of medicine, of pathology and immunology, and of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at […]

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“Allopregnanolone: From molecular pathophysiology to therapeutics. A historical perspective” (2020) Neurobiology of Stress Allopregnanolone: From molecular pathophysiology to therapeutics. A historical perspective (2020) Neurobiology of Stress, 12, art. no. 100215, .  Paul, S.M.a b c , Pinna, G.d , Guidotti, A.d e a Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, United States b The Taylor Family Institute for […]