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MARCH 2017
A probiotic stress fix
An engineer at Washington University in St. Louis is using a mouse model to develop a probiotic that, when mixed into yogurt or taken as a pill, could combat the negative health effects of adrenaline rush and excessive stress.
How is the brain controlled? WashU engineer seeks answers
ShiNung Ching will take a systematic look at cognitive functions of the brain with a five-year, $500,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.
Common heart ailment target of new WashU Engineering research
Jon Silva and his team will study how small molecules and proteins interact with ion channels in the heart to cause and prevent arrhythmia, when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or is too unstable.
WashU Engineering offers new master's in health care operational excellence
The Master of Health Care Operational Excellence will equip leaders in health care and health-care management to improve the quality and efficiency of the U.S. health-care system using engineering systems processes.
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