Washington University in St. Louis

The Washington University in St. Louis (WUST) was founded in 1853 in St. Louis, Missouri. WUST is a private non-sectarian university with undergraduate and graduate schools, a medical school and institutes. WUST has 22 Nobel Laureates affiliated with the university throughout its history. The student body is approximately 13,000 students. WUST has a $4 to $5 billion endowment and has a very high rating for research. The medical school is ranked 3rd in the nation and overall the entire university is ranked in the top 50 of all private universities world-wide. The Graduate School of Design and Architecture is rated in the top five in comparable schools world-wide.

Campus Box 1089, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130.
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Scientists stitch up photosynthetic megacomplex

When sunlight strikes a photosynthesizing organism, energy flashes between proteins just beneath its surface until it is trapped as separated electric charges. Improbable as it may seem these tiny hits of energy eventually ...

dateNov 28, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Slaying bacteria with their own weapons

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned last fall that the U.S. faces "potentially catastrophic consequences" if it doesn't act quickly to combat the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant infections, which ...

dateJun 26, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Himalayan Viagra fuels caterpillar fungus gold rush

Overwhelmed by speculators trying to cash-in on a prized medicinal fungus known as Himalayan Viagra, two isolated Tibetan communities have managed to do at the local level what world leaders often fail to do on a global scale—implement ...

dateOct 30, 2014 in Ecology
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The right to privacy in a big data world

In the digital age in which we live, monitoring, security breaches and hacks of sensitive data are all too common. It has been argued that privacy has no place in this big data environment and anything we put online can, ...

dateOct 27, 2014 in Internet
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Peat fire emissions may shed light on climate change

Wildfires, which send hot flames and smoke high into the air, create black carbon emissions associated with climate change and risk to human health. Carbon emissions from wildfires in the contiguous U.S. are expected to increase ...

dateJan 16, 2015 in Environment
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