Aug. 25 2014
Aug. 21 2014
Aug. 18 2014
Social media used to identify foodborne illness
A new analysis by a researcher at the Brown School and colleagues shows that new technology might better allow health departments to engage with the public to improve foodborne illness surveillance. The results are published in the Aug. 15 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the CDC.
Aug. 12 2014
Growing human GI cells may lead to personalized treatments
A method of growing human cells from tissue removed from a patient’s gastrointestinal (GI) tract eventually may help scientists develop tailor-made therapies for inflammatory bowel disease and other GI conditions. In the future, researchers believe these cell lines will be useful in testing for new drug targets and for vaccine development.
August 8 2014
The Lofts of Washington University open for business
WUSTL undergraduates moving into The Lofts will enjoy amenities including a rooftop garden and multi-purpose rooms. A grocery store and 24 hour diner will serve residents and the surrounding neighborhood. The $80 million mixed-use development is on track to earn Platinum LEED certification.
August 5 2014
Sukkah competition gives ancient structures new twist
Sukkah City STL 2014: Between Absence and Presence is a national design competition and exhibit co-sponsored by the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Design submissions will be accepted until Aug. 22 to re-imagine the sukkah, an ancient, temporary structure used by nomads, through the lens of contemporary art and architecture.