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Through our partnerships and path-breaking research, we’re working together to shape the future of our university, our region and our world. We believe that advancements happen when diverse ideas, approaches and thinking intersect.

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Researchers are working on a radically different way to help people with arthritis: creating living joint replacements from the patient’s own cells and then programming those cells to fight an arthritis recurrence.
A study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis finds feeding eggs to infants could provide them with key nutrients for better brains.
University leaders, including half a dozen AAU presidents, fear they are losing public and political support at an alarming rate, and say they must do more to counter charges of elitism in this Politco article.

You can add chronic kidney disease to the list of health conditions linked to outdoor air pollution.

Washington University researchers working with mice have identified a way to convert white fat, which contributes to weight gain, into brown fat that burns calories.
Researchers have developed an algorithm that can be used to analyze a patient's medical history and predict whether the patient is at risk for developing Parkinson’s disease.
The Zika Virus, which can cause devastating neurological damage in developing fetuses, also targets and kills brain cancer stem cells, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Washington University School of Medicine.
Alzheimer's researchers at Washington University in St. Louis believe a certain gene mutation causes energy shortages in immune cells that protect the brain.
Surgery can restore vision in patients who have suffered hemorrhaging in the eye after a traumatic brain injury, according to a small study from vision researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Engineers have found a way to transform dirty water into drinking water, and it could be a global game-changer.