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May 08, 2013
A George Washington University biologist and a team of researchers have created the first large-scale evolutionary family tree for every snake and lizard around the globe.
May 03, 2013
Fossil remains found by a George Washington University biologist in northwestern China have been identified as a new species of small theropod, or meat-eating, dinosaur.
March 26, 2013
March 12, 2013
Alex Pyron’s expertise is in family trees. Who is related to whom, who begat whom, how did they get where they are now. But not for humans: reptiles.
University of Maryland, George Washington University and Virginia Tech Awarded $3.75M by NSF to Launch National Innovation Network Regional Node
February 21, 2013
Three top universities in the Mid-Atlantic region are teaming to tackle an enduring challenge: how to translate $60 billion in research funding into new products and companies that benefit society.
George Washington University Researchers Find Variation in Foot Strike Patterns in Predominantly Barefoot Runners
January 10, 2013
A recently published paper by two George Washington University researchers show that the running foot strike patterns vary among habitually barefoot people in Kenya due to speed and other factors such as running habits and the hardness of the ground. These results are counter to the belief that barefoot people prefer one specific style of running.
Black Piranha, Megapiranha Have Most Powerful Bites of Fish Living or Extinct, Finds George Washington University Researcher
December 20, 2012
The black piranha and the extinct giant piranha, or megapiranha, have the most powerful bites of carnivorous fishes, living or extinct, once body size is taken into account, finds researchers in a paper recently published in Scientific Reports. The research paper, Mega-Bites: Extreme jaw forces of living and extinct piranhas, highlights the piranhas’ specialized jaw morphology, which allows them to attack and bite chunks out of much larger prey.
Prenatal Tests More Informative Using Microarray Technology Than Microscope Analysis, Find Two Researchers at George Washington University
December 06, 2012
A new method for detecting abnormalities in unborn children is providing physicians with more information to analyze the results than conventional, microscopic testing, according to two George Washington University researchers.
December 04, 2012
George Washington University will receive over $2 million in grant funding through the Achieving Healthy Growth program within the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative. This initiative was launched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to overcome persistent bottlenecks preventing the creation of new and better health solutions for the developing world.
Increasing Drought Stress Predicted to Challenge Vulnerable Hydraulic System of Plants, George Washington University Professor Finds
November 27, 2012
The hydraulic system of trees is so finely-tuned that predicted increases in drought due to climate change may lead to catastrophic failure in many species. A recent paper co-authored by George Washington University Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Amy Zanne finds that those systems in plants around the globe are operating at the top of their safety threshold, making forest ecosystems vulnerable to increasing environmental stress.
The George Washington University Associate Professor Diana Burley Co-Leads a National Center to Study Cybersecurity Education
October 08, 2012
Diana Burley, associate professor of human and organizational learning, has been named a co-principal investigator of National CyberWatch, a collaborative national research center led by Prince George’s Community College with the mission of formalizing and elevating cybersecurity education in two- and four-year institutions.
The George Washington University Receives Record 5-Year, $134 Million Grant to Study Type 2 Diabetes Medications
September 26, 2012
John Lachin, professor of biostatistics, epidemiology and statistics at the George Washington University, has been awarded a five-year, $134 million grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to conduct a clinical trial examining the long-term effectiveness of several glucose-lowering medications for treatment of people with type 2 diabetes. The grant sets a record as the largest sum award GW has ever received.
Human Brains Develop Wiring Slowly, Differing from Chimpanzees, George Washington University Professor Finds
September 25, 2012
Research comparing brain development in humans and our closest nonhuman primate relatives, chimpanzees, reveals how quickly myelin in the cerebral cortex grows, shedding light on the evolution of human cognitive development and the vulnerability of humans to psychiatric disorders, a GW professor finds. Myelin is the fatty insulation surrounding axon connections of the brain.
September 18, 2012
Stuart Licht, professor of chemistry at the George Washington University’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus, has been awarded $1.7 million to continue studying methods of producing cement and other fuels that reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions into the environment.
September 06, 2012
The George Washington University today announced that it has received two grants totaling nearly $24.5 million dollars, the largest grant allocation the university has received in recent history.