Damaged messenger RNA can jam cellular machines that make protein. The failure to clear the jams and chew up bad messengers is associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s
A symposium celebration in honor of Garland Allen’s Retirement Washington University, Friday October 17, 2014
Yehuda Ben-Shahar talks to the New York Times about olfactory sensors
Whether it’s lying wide awake in the middle of the night or falling asleep at an international business meeting, many of us have experienced the funk of jet lag.
Douglas Chalker, PhD, associate professor of biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been awarded $170,000 from the NSF
Thousands of researchers will descend on Boston this fall for an event billed as the world’s largest gathering of synthetic biologists.
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released a report last week from an advisory group on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
On September 10, the Arts & Sciences community gathered in Holmes Lounge to recognize some of our outstanding faculty members for their teaching and leadership. Dean Barbara Schaal led the ceremony and introduced this year's winners.
Angela Schlegel (Haswell Lab) and Dilys Vela Diaz (Myers Lab) are the inaugural recipients of the William H. Danforth Plant Sciences Fellowship.
Comprehensive maps of these marks will allow them to test ways to safely restore marks altered by human disease
Newly created foundation seeks to create public-private partnerships to boost technological innovation in agriculture
Jez to establish Biotech Explorers Pathway that will allow entering students to explore the science of biotechnology and learn from experiences of local biotech entrepreneurs
Scientists have identified a ‘weakness’ in the clover genome that biases species to evolve the same trait
Most of us can point to at least one person in our lives who helped shape who we are.
Biology researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are placing their bets on the wild side as they prepare a pack of social amoeba for competition .
RNA seems like the unsung little brother of DNA and protein. But Yehuda Ben-Shahar, assistant professor of biology at Washington University in St. Louis, is learning a great deal about their very important molecular responsibilities.
The award recognizes academic excellence and outstanding undergraduate achievement in research.
A Washington University in St. Louis team won the People’s Choice and second place awards at the 2014 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest.