School of Medicine receives $46 million grant, makes headway toward use of Zika virus as cancer treatment

The National Institute of Health has awarded the School of Medicine a $46 million grant to support translational science research—which aims to “translate” findings in fundamental research into medical practice and meaningful health outcomes.

Meghan Sharma | Contributing Reporter

Student Organ Donation Advocates host event, raise awareness

Stuart Sweet, vice president of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and a professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine educated students on the current state of organ donations Tuesday evening.

| Staff Reporter

WU researchers to map out human trafficking patterns in St. Louis

The Washington University School of Medicine and Brown School of Social Work have come together in a joint effort to map out the different factors of human trafficking across St. Louis.

Rory Mather | Contributing Reporter

Gun violence public health initiative kicks off

Washington University is taking a stand on a highly contentious political issue: gun violence. On Tuesday, the University kicked off its public health initiative, which aims to understand and address the issue of gun-related violence in St. Louis and in the country as a whole.

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Synapse gears up for annual Neuroweek

After the success of its first Neuroweek last April, student group Synapse is hoping to expand its audience with this year’s events. Neuroweek, which was created to promote neuroscience awareness among the Washington University community, is a weeklong series of programs ranging from a surgery screening on Monday to a NeurOlympics trivia event Thursday night.

| News Editor

Wash. U. faces new year without definitive plan to handle fiscal cliff: Cuts would cost WU millions in federal funding

As the fiscal cliff looms over Capitol Hill, Chancellor Mark Wrighton and others have begun to worry that its detrimental effects may result in a significant loss of research funding at Washington University.

| News Editor

WU study finds nurtured children have greater brain development

A recent study at the Early Emotional Development Program of the Washington University School of Medicine has shown that early emotional support and nurturing helps increase the rate of brain development in young children.

| Contributing Reporter

University doctors selected for new NFL treatment program

The Washington University School of Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital was named one of five sites for the National Football League’s newly instated neurological treatment program. The program was created by the NFL in response to an issue of retired players’ mental health care. David Brody, Assistant Professor of Neurology, will lead Wash. U.

| Sports Editor

HIV infections age the brain abnormally, study finds

HIV infections can age the brain by up to 15 to 20 years, according to an article published in February in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

| Staff Reporter

WU physician giving new lives to outcast mothers

A professor of obstetrics and gynecology is building a hospital in Niger dedicated to repairing vesicovaginal fistulas in African women whose injuries in childbirth result in a lifetime of loneliness and poverty.

| Staff Reporter