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AUGUST 2017
Test uses nanotechnology to quickly diagnose Zika virus
Washington University in St. Louis researchers have developed a test that quickly detects the presence of Zika virus in blood.
Study in Nature: Engineers find better way to detect nanoparticles
Electrical and systems engineers at WashU have shown that the addition of a third nanoscatterer, complementing two “tuning” nanoscatterers, to a photonics resonator makes for a fascinating physics party.
$2.6 million to build genetic toolkit for studying animal behavior
Scientists at WashU are working on a simplified toolkit that will allow scientists who study animal behavior to manipulate the genomes of many other animals.
Crank the AC, cut in-car pollution
After conducting a new research approach using actual commutes, a group of engineers at WashU discovered a simple shift in driving habits can help to reduce exposure to pollutants while out on the road.
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Damena Agonafer, assistant professor of mechanical engineering & materials science, has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to host a workshop for St. Louis-area high school students from groups underrepresented in STEM fields.

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