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“Diffusion Tensor Model links to Neurite Orientation Dispersion and Density Imaging at high b-value in Cerebral Cortical Gray Matter” (2019) Scientific Reports Diffusion Tensor Model links to Neurite Orientation Dispersion and Density Imaging at high b-value in Cerebral Cortical Gray Matter (2019) Scientific Reports, 9 (1), art. no. 12246, .  Fukutomi, H.a b , Glasser, M.F.c d , Murata, K.e , […]

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"Differential neural dynamics underling pragmatic and semantic affordance processing in macaque ventral premotor cortex" (2019) Scientific Reports Differential neural dynamics underling pragmatic and semantic affordance processing in macaque ventral premotor cortex(2019) Scientific Reports, 9 (1), art. no. 11700, .  Maranesi, M.a , Bruni, S.a b , Livi, A.a c , Donnarumma, F.d , Pezzulo, G.d , Bonini, L.a a Department of Medicine […]

Jackrel lab makes protein finding that could help fight disease

Researchers in the laboratory of Meredith Jackrel, assistant professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, discovered that proteins implicated in Ewing’s sarcoma and liposarcoma can be dissolved by protein disaggregases, a finding that could be used to combat disease. The new research is published in the Journal of Biological […]

McDermott wins Psychonomic Society award

Kathleen McDermott, professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, is one of two recipients of the 2019 Psychonomic Society Mid-career Award. The award is given to raise the visibility of the experimental study of cognition and of the best mid-career scientists within the field, within awardees’ institutions, […]

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“Sleep disturbances in Wolfram syndrome” (2019) Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases Sleep disturbances in Wolfram syndrome (2019) Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, 14 (1), art. no. 188, .  Licis, A.a , Davis, G.d e , Eisenstein, S.A.b c , Lugar, H.M.b , Hershey, T.a b c a Department of Neurology, Washington University, School of Medicine, Campus Box 8111, 660 South Euclid Ave, […]

Rethinking seizures associated with cardiac disease

Most people with a medical condition called long QT syndrome have a mutation in a gene that causes bouts of fast, chaotic heartbeats. They also experience fainting spells and seizures. The clinical approach has largely assumed that when the heart beats erratically, the brain eventually does not get enough oxygen — which in turn causes […]

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“Genetic variation across RNA metabolism and cell death gene networks is implicated in the semantic variant of primary progressive aphasia” (2019) Scientific Reports Genetic variation across RNA metabolism and cell death gene networks is implicated in the semantic variant of primary progressive aphasia (2019) Scientific Reports, 9 (1), art. no. 10854, .  Bonham, L.W.a b , Steele, N.Z.R.a , Karch, C.M.c […]

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“A comparison of buprenorphine and psychosocial treatment outcomes in psychosocial and medical settings” (2019) Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment A comparison of buprenorphine and psychosocial treatment outcomes in psychosocial and medical settings (2019) Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 104, pp. 135-143.  Presnall, N.J.a b , Wolf, D.A.P.S.a , Brown, D.S.a , Beeler-Stinn, S.a , Grucza, R.A.b a Brown School of […]

Bugg elected fellow of Association for Psychological Science

Bugg Julie Bugg, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, was elected a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Bugg joined Washington University in St. Louis in 2012 as an assistant professor. Her lab’s research lies at the intersection between attention and memory and aims to characterize mechanisms of cognitive control […]

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“CRISPR/Cas9 mediated generation of an ovine model for infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (CLN1 disease)” (2019) Scientific Reports CRISPR/Cas9 mediated generation of an ovine model for infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (CLN1 disease) (2019) Scientific Reports, 9 (1), art. no. 9891, .  Eaton, S.L.a , Proudfoot, C.a , Lillico, S.G.a , Skehel, P.b c , Kline, R.A.a , Hamer, K.e , Rzechorzek, N.M.d […]

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“A longitudinal study of neurocognition and behavior in patients with Hurler-Scheie syndrome heterozygous for the L238Q mutation” (2019) Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports A longitudinal study of neurocognition and behavior in patients with Hurler-Scheie syndrome heterozygous for the L238Q mutation (2019) Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports, 20, art. no. 100484, .  Ahmed, A.a , Ou, L.b , Rudser, K.c , […]

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“Integrated analysis of environmental and genetic influences on cord blood DNA methylation in new-borns” (2019) Nature Communications Integrated analysis of environmental and genetic influences on cord blood DNA methylation in new-borns (2019) Nature Communications, 10 (1), art. no. 2548, .  Czamara, D.a , Eraslan, G.b c , Page, C.M.d e , Lahti, J.f g , Lahti-Pulkkinen, M.f h , Hämäläinen, E.i […]

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“High-fidelity mapping of repetition-related changes in the parietal memory network” (2019) NeuroImage High-fidelity mapping of repetition-related changes in the parietal memory network (2019) NeuroImage, 199, pp. 427-439.  Gilmore, A.W.a , Nelson, S.M.h i j , Laumann, T.O.b c , Gordon, E.M.h i , Berg, J.J.a , Greene, D.J.c d , Gratton, C.b , Nguyen, A.L.b , Ortega, M.b , […]

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“A synthesis strategy for tetracyclic terpenoids leads to agonists of ERβ” (2019) Nature Communications A synthesis strategy for tetracyclic terpenoids leads to agonists of ERβ (2019) Nature Communications, 10 (1), art. no. 2448, .  Kim, W.S.a , Shalit, Z.A.a , Nguyen, S.M.b , Schoepke, E.c , Eastman, A.d , Burris, T.P.c , Gaur, A.B.b , Micalizio, G.C.a a Dartmouth College, Department of […]

The fractal brain, from a single neuron’s perspective

Hacking into brain signals may be more straightforward than once thought. Physicists studying the brain at Washington University in St. Louis have shown how measuring signals from a single neuron may be as good as capturing information from many neurons at once using big, expensive arrays of electrodes. Wessel The new work continues the discussion […]

Thorp to conclude term as Washington University provost

Holden Thorp, provost at Washington University in St. Louis, will leave his position effective July 15, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. Thorp, who has served in his current role since 2013, plans to take a one-year sabbatical and then return to the university in a newly created leadership role in the drug discovery and […]

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“Regulation of neuronal connectivity in the mammalian brain by chromatin remodeling” (2019) Current Opinion in Neurobiology Regulation of neuronal connectivity in the mammalian brain by chromatin remodeling (2019) Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 59, pp. 59-68.  Goodman, J.V.a b , Bonni, A.a a Department of Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, United States b Medical Scientist Training Program, Washington […]

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“Epigenetic dysregulation of enhancers in neurons is associated with Alzheimer’s disease pathology and cognitive symptoms” (2019) Nature Communications Epigenetic dysregulation of enhancers in neurons is associated with Alzheimer’s disease pathology and cognitive symptoms (2019) Nature Communications, 10 (1), art. no. 2246, .  Li, P.a , Marshall, L.a , Oh, G.b , Jakubowski, J.L.a , Groot, D.b , He, Y.c , Wang, […]

E3 Nutrition Lab Links Child Nutrition, Economics and Evolution

A transdisciplinary laboratory at the Brown School is undertaking research across the world to address “hidden hunger”— poverty-related nutritional deficiencies in mothers and young children. The founder and director of the E3 Nutrition Lab is Lora Iannotti, associate professor and associate dean for public health. The three “E”s represent the lab’s principles for nutrition interventions: […]

English receives $431K NIH grant

Tammy English, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, received a $431,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant in support of research on mild cognitive impairment and emotion regulation in naturalistic contexts. Read more.

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“Classification of temporal ICA components for separating global noise from fMRI data: Reply to Power” (2019) NeuroImage Classification of temporal ICA components for separating global noise from fMRI data: Reply to Power (2019) NeuroImage, 197, pp. 435-438.  Glasser, M.F.a b c , Coalson, T.S.a , Bijsterbosch, J.D.d , Harrison, S.J.d e , Harms, M.P.f , Anticevic, A.g , Van […]

Undergraduate Mather wins Harrison D. Stalker Award

Rory Mather has been awarded the 2019 Harrison D. Stalker Award from the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. The award honors the late Harrison D. Stalker, a renowned evolutionary biologist and a world-class photographer. The award is given annually to a graduating biology major whose undergraduate career […]

Undergraduate Hsu wins 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 graduate who studied zoology under the late Viktor Hamburger. This year’s recipient is Eric Hsu, who worked in the laboratory of David L. Brody, […]

Undergraduate Chin wins Quatrano Prize

Iris Marie Chin, a senior majoring in biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been awarded the 2019 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 methodology or broader […]

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“Author Correction: TGF-β1-induced miR-503 controls cell growth and apoptosis by targeting PDCD4 in glioblastoma cells (Scientific Reports, (2017), 7, 1, (11569), 10.1038/s41598-017-11885-8)” (2019) Scientific Reports Author Correction: TGF-β1-induced miR-503 controls cell growth and apoptosis by targeting PDCD4 in glioblastoma cells (Scientific Reports, (2017), 7, 1, (11569), 10.1038/s41598-017-11885-8) (2019) Scientific Reports, 9 (1), art. no. 6400, .  Guo, P.a , Yu, Y.b […]

Pregnancy shifts the daily schedule forward

Add this to the list of what to expect: Getting up earlier, at least in the first trimester. New research from Washington University in St. Louis finds that women and mice both shift their daily schedules earlier by up to a few hours during the first third of their pregnancy. A new study by researchers […]

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“Evidence for altered neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration in Wolfram syndrome using longitudinal morphometry” (2019) Scientific Reports Evidence for altered neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration in Wolfram syndrome using longitudinal morphometry (2019) Scientific Reports, 9 (1), art. no. 6010, .  Lugar, H.M.a , Koller, J.M.a , Rutlin, J.a , Eisenstein, S.A.a , Neyman, O.a , Narayanan, A.a , Chen, L.c , Shimony, J.S.b , Hershey, […]

Women’s Society recognizes students with awards, scholarships

The Women’s Society of Washington University presented the Harriet K. Switzer Leadership Award and the Elizabeth Gray Danforth Scholarships to four deserving students at their annual membership meeting April 10. Wendy Olk, chair of the group’s Leadership Committee, handed out the Switzer Leadership Award to this year’s honorees. Nominees for the award are selected based […]

Researchers receive $3 million to study how adversity affects offspring’s health

Washington University in St. Louis psychology researchers Ryan Bogdan and Thomas Oltmanns received a federal grant totaling more than $3 million to study how adversity may perpetuate racial health disparities and health outcomes within families. The National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s National Institute on Aging is providing the funding, spread over five years. Despite growing evidence […]

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“The assessment of resistance to antidepressant treatment: Rationale for the Antidepressant Treatment History Form: Short Form (ATHF-SF)” (2019) Journal of Psychiatric Research The assessment of resistance to antidepressant treatment: Rationale for the Antidepressant Treatment History Form: Short Form (ATHF-SF) (2019) Journal of Psychiatric Research, 113, pp. 125-136.  Sackeim, H.A.a , Aaronson, S.T.b , Bunker, M.T.c , Conway, C.R.d , […]

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“The architecture of functional lateralisation and its relationship to callosal connectivity in the human brain” (2019) Nature Communications The architecture of functional lateralisation and its relationship to callosal connectivity in the human brain (2019) Nature Communications, 10 (1), art. no. 1417, .  Karolis, V.R., Corbetta, M., Thiebaut de Schotten, M. Abstract Functional lateralisation is a fundamental principle of the human brain. […]

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“Resting state functional connectivity predictors of treatment response to electroconvulsive therapy in depression” (2019) Scientific Reports Resting state functional connectivity predictors of treatment response to electroconvulsive therapy in depression (2019) Scientific Reports, 9 (1), art. no. 5071, .  Moreno-Ortega, M.a b , Prudic, J.a , Rowny, S.a , Patel, G.H.a , Kangarlu, A.d , Lee, S.c , Grinband, J.a , Palomo, […]

Board of Trustees grants faculty appointments, promotions

At the Washington University in St. Louis Board of Trustees meeting March 1, the following faculty were appointed with tenure, promoted with tenure or granted tenure, effective July 1 unless otherwise noted. Appointment with tenure Kevin Michael Bennett as associate professor of radiology at the School of Medicine (tenure effective March 1); and Neal Patwari as professor […]

Tidying up: A new way to direct trash to autophagy

Marie Kondo herself couldn’t do it any better. Usually cells are good at recognizing what doesn’t spark joy. They’re constantly cleaning house — picking through their own stuff to clear out what no longer works. Damaged or superfluous organelles. Proteins that don’t fold just so. But what happens when the cell fails to recognize trash? […]

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“Regeneration associated transcriptional signature of retinal microglia and macrophages” (2019) Scientific Reports Regeneration associated transcriptional signature of retinal microglia and macrophages (2019) Scientific Reports, 9 (1), art. no. 4768, .  Mitchell, D.M.a , Sun, C.a b , Hunter, S.S.c , New, D.D.c , Stenkamp, D.L.a a Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844, United States b Ophthalmology, Washington University in […]

Cannabis during pregnancy bumps psychosis risk in offspring

Pregnant women who use cannabis may slightly increase the risk their unborn child will develop psychosis later in life, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis. Fine “Our research shows that prenatal marijuana exposure after maternal knowledge of pregnancy is associated with a small increase in psychosis proneness during middle childhood or about […]

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“Conditional knockout of UBC13 produces disturbances in gait and spontaneous locomotion and exploration in mice” (2019) Scientific Reports Conditional knockout of UBC13 produces disturbances in gait and spontaneous locomotion and exploration in mice (2019) Scientific Reports, 9 (1), art. no. 4379, . Wozniak, D.F., Valnegri, P., Dearborn, J.T., Fowler, S.C., Bonni, A. Document Type: Article Publication Stage: Final Source: Scopus Access Type: Open Access “A […]

How team sports change a child’s brain

Adult depression has long been associated with shrinkage of the hippocampus, a brain region that plays an important role in memory and response to stress. Now, new research from Washington University in St. Louis has linked participation in team sports to larger hippocampal volumes in children and less depression in boys ages 9 to 11. […]

Washington People: Erik Herzog

Feeling a bit lethargic this week? It may have to do with the recent time change and a disruption to biological rhythms. Erik Herzog, professor of biology in Arts & Sciences and a frequent voice of reason on this topic, said that sticking with standard time makes public health sense. Time is what makes this scientist, […]

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“The immediate benefits and long-term consequences of briefly presented masked primes on episodic recollection” (2019) Journal of Memory and Language The immediate benefits and long-term consequences of briefly presented masked primes on episodic recollection (2019) Journal of Memory and Language, 106, pp. 77-94.  Maddox, G.B.a , Balota, D.A.b , Kumar, A.A.b , Millar, P.R.b , Churchill, L.b a Department of […]

Wash U Researchers Discuss Latest Findings About Suicidal Ideation Among Children, Young People

A study released this week by the National Institutes of Health indicates that nearly one-third of Americans between the ages of 10 and 12 “screened positive for suicide risk in emergency department settings.” Meanwhile, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have been studying even younger children who think and talk about suicide – and their […]

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“Repeated neonatal isoflurane exposures in the mouse induce apoptotic degenerative changes in the brain and relatively mild long-term behavioral deficits” (2019) Scientific Reports Repeated neonatal isoflurane exposures in the mouse induce apoptotic degenerative changes in the brain and relatively mild long-term behavioral deficits (2019) Scientific Reports, 9 (1), art. no. 2779, .  Maloney, S.E.a d f , Yuede, C.M.a b , […]

WashU Expert: The eternal sunshine of perennial ‘wintertime’

Don’t be left in the dark: The movement to abolish clock-time changes each spring and autumn is gaining momentum. Enthusiasts point to examples from sunny locales. Hawaii has never switched between daylight saving time (DST) and standard time. The state keeps one clock throughout the year, and so does most of Arizona. In 2018, Florida […]

Engineering proteins to help counter devastating diseases

As human lifespans have gotten longer, certain proteins in our bodies are increasingly prone to take on alternative shapes. These misfolded proteins can ultimately trigger neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease, formally known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Meredith Jackrel, assistant professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. […]

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“Correction to: CHD3 helicase domain mutations cause a neurodevelopmental syndrome with macrocephaly and impaired speech and language (Nature Communications, (2018), 9, 1, (4619), 10.1038/s41467-018-06014-6)” (2019) Nature Communications Correction to: CHD3 helicase domain mutations cause a neurodevelopmental syndrome with macrocephaly and impaired speech and language (Nature Communications, (2018), 9, 1, (4619), 10.1038/s41467-018-06014-6) (2019) Nature Communications, 10 (1), art. no. 883, .  Blok, […]

White receives grant from the National PKU Alliance

Desiree White, professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, received a  $130,500 grant from the National PKU Alliance for a project titled “Validation of the NIH Toolbox for use in phenylketonuria clinical trials.” Read more.

Engineering the right protein

Chemists in Arts & Sciences are working to engineer proteins that may help counter devastating neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS. The proteins in our bodies have evolved over many millions of years to reach their current diversity of functions, spurring on the necessary chemical reactions occurring within our cells, and protecting us […]

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“Predicting Alzheimer’s disease progression using multi-modal deep learning approach” (2019) Scientific Reports Predicting Alzheimer’s disease progression using multi-modal deep learning approach (2019) Scientific Reports, 9 (1), art. no. 1952, .  Lee, G.a b , Nho, K.c d , Kang, B.a , Sohn, K.-A.a , Kim, D.b e , Weiner, M.W.f , Aisen, P.g , Petersen, R.h , Jack, C.R., Jr.h , […]

Earning a bee’s wings

It is a classic coming-of-age story, in many ways. A honey bee hatches and grows up deep inside a hive. Surrounded by 40,000 of her closest relatives, this dark and constantly buzzing place is all that she knows. Only after she turns 21 days old does she leave the nest to look for pollen and […]

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“Regional differences in the expression of tetrodotoxin-sensitive inward Ca2+ and outward Cs+/K+ currents in mouse and human ventricles” (2019) Channels (Austin, Tex.) Regional differences in the expression of tetrodotoxin-sensitive inward Ca2+ and outward Cs+/K+ currents in mouse and human ventricles (2019) Channels (Austin, Tex.), 13 (1), pp. 72-87.  Wang, W.a , Mellor, R.L.a , Nerbonne, J.M.a b , Balke, C.W.a […]