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.
Gift reflects fundamental importance of plants to human health, nutrition
Fifteen researchers in the chemical and biological sciences have been named as the 2014 Searle Scholars. Each will be awarded $300,000 to support his or her work during the next three years.
Lately scientists, acutely aware they have lost the public’s attention, have been trying to put more of the enthusiasm with which they pursue science into how they talk about it.
She was the first PhD student of Alan Templeton, the professorship’s previous holder
Fungi that feed on vegetation can keep any one species from dominating.
A long-term forest dynamics plot at Washington University in St. Louis' Tyson Research Center joins the Smithsonian Institution’s Forest Global Earth Observatories, the largest, systematically studied network of forest-ecology plots in the world.
Jonathan Myers and Marko Spasojevic (Tyson Postdoctoral Fellow) received a grant from the Smithsonian Institution's CTFS-ForestGEO Grants Program to study biodiversity across North-American forests.
A chemical affecting cells in the biological clock could help people adjust more quickly to abrupt shifts in daily light/dark schedules, U.S. scientists say
Years in the field have given Alan Templeton a deep appreciation for all things natural, including the ephemeral frost flowers that bloom on the night of the first hard freeze.
Carefully placed and timed cuts give cell skeletons the best pattern for a particular function
Lots of teachers tell students to stay away from Wikipedia. At Washington University, Joan Strassmann has her students write articles for it.
Washington University in St. Louis is launching a Climate Change Initiative (WUCCI) aimed at expanding scientific research, education and public understanding of global climate change.
A discussion about the biological clock and the science behind sleep cycles with Washington University professors Paul Gray and Erik Herzog and Rodney Hall, a fireman and paramedic from the Edwardsville Fire Department.
A $12 million program wants to revolutionize current farming methods by giving crops the ability to thrive without using costly, polluting artificial fertilizers.
Received the Junior Scientist Award from the Keith Porter Endowment for Cell Biology. He was surprised with the award at a recent Gordon Conference.
A team of scientists has won more than $2 million to figure out what makes these sleek creatures so adaptable to different habitats